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HBMF Sapphire (1708)

Page history last edited by Cy 15 years ago

Sapphire, 42 Guns

Nationality British
Ordered 1707/12/29 B164
Named 1708/08/27 B028
Launched 1708/08/30 B164
Shipyard Portsmouth DY B028
Design Class 1706 Establishment 42-Gunner (1706)
Master Shipbuilder Thomas Podd B028
Rate Fifth Rate
Type Frigate
Out Service 1745/05/01 B028
Fate Sold B028

B164   Type Metric
Length of Gundeck 118' 0" Imperial Feet 35.97
Length of Keel 97' 4" Imperial Feet 29.67
Breadth 32' 0" Imperial Feet 9.75
Depth in Hold 13' 6" Imperial Feet 4.11
Burthen 53014/94 Imperial Feet 13.47

1707/03/08 B164 Broadside Weight = 153
Lower Gun Deck 18 British 9-Pounder
Lower Gun Deck 20 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck 4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement
Date Men Notes Source
1706 190 Design Complement  

Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1707 1708/01 Post Captain Lord George Forbes, Earl of Grannard B164
1708/01 1709/11 Post Captain Tancred Robinson B164
1709/11 1714/09 Post Captain St John Charlton B164
1719/03/26 1720/08 Post Captain Francis Blake Delavall B164
1720/08 1721 Post Captain William Smith B164
1721 1721/11 Post Captain James Luck B164
1728/01 1732/06 Post Captain Duncomb Drake B164

Service Record
Date Notes Source
1707 Stationed in the North Sea B164
1709/08/13 Took the privateer Rusée in the North Sea B164
1710 In the Mediterranean B164
1713 Returned home B164
1714/09 Paid off B164
1717/05 Began large repair at Deptford B164
1718/04 Completed large repair at a cost of £3,965.9.9d B164
1719/03 Recomissioned for Baltic convoy service B164
1721 In the Baltic B164
1721/11 Paid off B164
1728/01 Recommissioned for home waters B164
1730 Sailed to Gibraltar and then to Salee B164
1731 Returned home B164
1732/06 Paid off B164
1735/10 Break up completed at Plymouth B164

Fleet Title Commander Date From Date To Source
British Baltic Fleet 1721 Admiral of the Blue John Norris 1721/00/00 1721/00/00

Actions & Battles
Date Source
No Actions Listed

Notes on Ship
No Notes Entered

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 :2009/07/14 at 15:03:53 by Cy

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