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1693 Program 32-Gunner (1693)

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1693 Program 32-Gunner

Class Details
Nationality British
Approved 1693/02
Rate Fifth Rate
Type Frigate
Designed Crew 145
Ships in Class 4

Designed Dimensions
Dimension   Type Metric Source
Length of Gundeck 103' 9" Imperial Feet 31.62 B164
Length of Keel 85' 0" Imperial Feet 25.91 B164
Breadth 28' 0" Imperial Feet 8.53 B164
Depth in Hold 10' 6" Imperial Feet 3.2 B164
Burthen 35444/94 Tons BM B164

Designed Armament
Location Quantity Type Source
Lower Gun Deck 4 British Demi-Culverin B164
Upper Gun Deck 22 British 6-Pounder B164
Quarterdeck 6 British 4-Pounder B164

Ships in Class
Launch Date Name End of Service Fate
1694/01/06 Shoreham 1719/10/21 Broken Up to Rebuild
1694/02/15 Scarborough 1694/07/18 Captured
1694/03/19 Sorlings 1705/10/20 Captured
1694/08/13 Winchelsea 1706/06/06 Captured

General Notes
General Class Notes British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714

Four 32-gun Fifth Rates were ordered in early 1693 (the Navy Board estimating the cost for building the first two at �4,455 - or about �6-5-0d per ton), this time with three of the quartet being built by contract. The contract with Ellis (the first of this type to be contracted out) was confirmed 21.3.1693. The contract for the Winchelsea was originally signed with William Wyatt, but he died in June 1693 and the building was instead supervised by his widow. Both Scarborough, renamed Milford after her recapture and Winchelsea were re-rated as 36 guns under the 1703 Establishment of Guns

Id Link or Description Author
B164 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714 Rif Winfield
B028 Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume I J. J. Colledge

Last Updated :2009/07/17 at 15:00:57 by Cy

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