Winter Guard of 1647

Fleet CommanderThomas Rainsborough
Fleet Formed1647
Fleet Disbanded1648

Leopard (36) 16471648William Batten (c.1600-1667), Benjamin Crandley, Thomas RainsboroughFleet disbanded
Expedition (30) 16471648Joseph Jordan (1603-1685)Fleet disbanded
Warwick (22) 16471648James Peacock (d.1653), Richard Farmer, Richard FernesFleet disbanded
Lions Whelp X (14) 16471648William Lawrence, William Brandley, John TaylerFleet disbanded
Star (12) 16471648 Fleet disbanded
Crescent (14) 16471648John EdwinFleet disbanded
Greyhound (12) 16471648John Coppin (d.1666)Fleet disbanded
Weymouth (18) 16471648John PierceFleet disbanded
Robert (8) 16471648William RewFleet disbanded
Hector (22) 16471648Edward Eliot, Francis PenroseFleet disbanded
President (34) 16471648John PilgrimFleet disbanded
Fellowship (28) 16471648Henry JervoiseFleet disbanded
Lion (42) 16471648Richard Swanley, Richard SwanleyFleet disbanded
Bonaventure (30) 16471648Walter Maynard, John CrowtherFleet disbanded
Nonsuch (34) 16471648William Thomas, Richard WilloughbyFleet disbanded
Assurance (40) 16471648William Penn (1621-1670)Fleet disbanded
Adventure (32) 16471648Thomas BeddallFleet disbanded
John (28) 16471648William SwanleyFleet disbanded
Providence (30) 16471648John StansbyFleet disbanded
Mary Rose (26) 16471648Phineas Pett (d.1665), Thomas HarrisonFleet disbanded
Increase (12) 16471648Robert Moulton (d.1652), William LedgantFleet disbanded

1647/08/24Report from the Admiralty Committee, concerning the Winter's Guard
By the Committee of Lords and Commons for the Admiralty and Cinque Ports.
The Committee did this Day take into Consideration, that the Victualing of the Summer Guard begins to expire, and that it is necessary to have a Resolution taken touching the next Winter's Guard, that the Preparations may be made accordingly: And whereas there were ordered, for the last Winter's Expedition, Forty-one Ships and Vessels, which did bear Two Thousand Nine Hundred Seventy-eight Men: Now, on Consideration of a Report from the Commissioners of the Navy (in Pursuance of a Reference to them made), touching the Ships of the Fleet fittest for the next Winter's Expedition, it is this Day Ordered, That the Ships and Vessels here-under mentioned, bearing in the whole Two Thousand Six Hundred Eighty Men, be presented to the Approbation of both Houses of Parliament, for the making up of the next Winter's Guard



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