Ludlow Castle

Nominal Guns42BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned6.4.1707B028
ShipyardSheerness Dockyard - Sheerness B028
Ship Class1706 Establishment 42-GunnerB028
Constructor Jacob Ackworth (c.1668-1748/49)BWAS-1603
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeFrigate B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild3.2.1720/21B028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck118' 0"Imperial Feet35.9664 
Length of Keel97' 6"Imperial Feet29.5874 
Breadth32' 0"Imperial Feet9.7536 
Depth in Hold13' 6"Imperial Feet4.0132 
Burthen531 694Tons BM 


10.4.1707Broadside Weight = 153 Imperial Pound ( 69.3855 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck18 British 9-Pounder
Lower Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1706190Design Complement

5 Ship Commanders

6.4.1707 - 21.3.1709/10Captain Nicholas Haddock (1686-1746) Transfered ADM 6/9/60BWAS-160322.3.1709/10 - 23.3.1709/10Captain Streynsham Master (1680/81-1725) ADM 6/11/286
Confirmed 19.3.1713/14
24.3.1709/10 - 5.12.1710Captain Ambrose Cole (d.1711)BWAS-160322.10.1711 - 20.9.1714Captain Arthur Field (d.1726)BWAS-160312.4.1717 - 8.12.1720Captain Edward Whitworth (d.1721) ADM 6/12/97BWAS-1603

9 Commissioned Officers

7.4.1707 - 24.2.1710/11Lieutenant John Cleavland ADM 6/9/60ADM 6/912.4.1717 - 19.9.1717First Lieutenant Thomas Rumsey (d.1726) Transfered ADM 6/12/98ADM 6/1212.4.1717 - 19.9.1717Second Lieutenant Cornelius Willmore ADM 6/12/98ADM 6/1220.9.1717 - 7.1.1717/18First Lieutenant John Crosse (d.1752) ADM 6/12/103ADM 6/128.1.1717/18 - 11.10.1718First Lieutenant Cornelius Willmore ADM 6/12/109ADM 6/128.1.1717/18 - 11.10.1718Second Lieutenant William Douglas (d.1741) ADM 6/12/109ADM 6/1212.10.1718 - 8.12.1720First Lieutenant William Douglas (d.1741) ADM 6/12/217
Confirmed 7.11.1720
ADM 6/12
3.7.1719 - 8.12.1720Second Lieutenant Richard Wilson (d.c.1735) ADM 6/12/174ADM 6/1230.7.1720 - 8.12.1720Third Lieutenant George Bibb ADM 6/12/216
Confirmed 1.11.1720
ADM 6/12

3 Warrant Officers

3.6.1713 - 20.9.1714Midshipman Extra Arthur Trevor (d.1744) ADM 6/11/261ADM 6/1124.9.1717 - 2.7.1719Midshipman Extra Richard Wilson (d.c.1735) Transfered ADM 6/12/104ADM 6/123.1.1717/18 - 1718Midshipman Extra Thomas Bridges ADM 6/12/108ADM 6/12

Service History

27.12.1707Took the Frigate Le Nightingale (24) ref:1059
31.12.1707Took the Ship Le Rossignol (24)
9.1708Voyage to LisbonBWAS-1603
3.1709/10Commissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1712On the Portugese coastBWAS-1603
1712Began large repair at Sheerness - Kent BWAS-1603
10.6.1712Took part in an attack on shipping at EsteponaBWAS-1603
1713Newfoundland convoyBWAS-1603
5.1713Completed large repair at Sheerness - Kent at a cost of £1361.10.2dBWAS-1603

Paid off

1718Sailed to JamaicaBWAS-1603
1720Returned homeBWAS-1603
8.12.1720Paid offADM 51
3.2.1720/21Docked at Woolwich to break up for rebuildingBWAS-1603


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Posted by Francisco Javier Albertos on Tuesday 6th of January 2015 10:34

Subject: Ludlow Castle, attack Estepona. 10.06.1712

Please, do you know, where Rif Winfield author of British Warships in the Age of the sail 1603-1714,(p. 169)reports the attack date frigate Ludlow Castle against Estepona, on 10.06.1712?

Thanks in advance. Kind regards.

Francisco Javier Albertos

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