Experiment

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Nominal Guns20BWAS-1603
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Fifth Rate frigate 'Experiment' (1689) (32)
Acquired7.1717BWAS-1603
First Commissioned31.5.1717BWAS-1603
How acquiredRebuiltBWAS-1603
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1603
Ship Class1689 Program 32-GunnerBWAS-1603
ConstructorRobert Lee (d.1698)BWAS-1603
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1603
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1603
Broken Up to Rebuild20.3.1723/24BWAS-1603

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck105' 0"Imperial Feet32.004 
Length of Keel92' 0"Imperial Feet28.0416 
Breadth27' 6"Imperial Feet8.2514 
Depth in Hold10' 6"Imperial Feet3.2004 
Burthen370 794Tons BM 

Armament


1718Broadside Weight = 60 Imperial Pound ( 27.21 kg)BWAS-1603
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
31.5.1718 - 29.6.1719CaptainEdmund Hooke (c.1681-1744/45) ADM 6/12/137BWAS-160330.6.1719 - 10.4.1721CaptainWilliam Davies (d.1759) ADM 6/12/173BWAS-160319.4.1721 - bef.20.3.1723/24CaptainMathew Consett (d.1749) ADM 6/13/10ADM 6/13

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.6.1718 - 5.6.1719LieutenantThomas Wilcocks (d.1741) ADM 6/12/137ADM 6/126.6.1719 - 6.9.1720LieutenantHenry Osborne (1694-1771) ADM 6/12/183
Commission confirmed 23.11.1719
ODNB

Service History


DateEventSource
1718Commissioned for the Salee expeditionBWAS-1603
20.3.1723/24Docked at Plymouth to be broken up and rebuiltBWAS-1603

 

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