Nominal Guns34B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Third Rate galleon 'Antelope' (1581) (30)
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeMiddling Ship
BecomesBritish Third Rate middling ship 'Antelope' (1648) (38)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Keel92' 0"Imperial Feet28.0416 
Breadth32' 0"Imperial Feet9.7536 
Depth in Hold12' 6"Imperial Feet3.7338 
Burthen450Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel92' 0"Imperial Feet28.0416 
Breadth31' 9"Imperial Feet9.6774 
Depth in Hold12' 6"Imperial Feet3.7338 
Burthen512Tons and Tonnage 
Burthen384Baker's Rule Tons 


1625Broadside Weight = 129.5 Imperial Pound ( 58.7285 kg)B065
Gun Deck4 British Culverin
Gun Deck14 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck10 British Saker
Gun Deck2 British Minions
Gun Deck4 British Fowler

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1625160114 Mariners, 16 gunners, 30 sailorsB065
1633180 BWAS-1603

1 Commissioned Officer

6.4.1633 - LieutenantJacob Lovellref:1070

1 Warrant Officer

21.1.1634 - 1634CarpenterThomas Dayref:1070

Service History

10.1620Commissioned under Sir Henry Palmer, for expedition to AlgiersBWAS-1603
1621Attack on Algiers
1623In 1623 under Thomas Love, to SpainBWAS-1603
1623Under Sir Thomas Button, on the Irish coast operating against piratesBWAS-1603
1628Under Arthur Rice, for expedition to La RochelleBWAS-1603
1633Refitted as a 38 gun Third Rate
1642In the ChannelBWAS-1603
1643In the ChannelBWAS-1603
29.5.1643Bombarded and captured Lindisfarne for ParliamentBWAS-1603
1647In the Western GuardBWAS-1603
7.1648Mutinied and joined the RoyalistsBWAS-1603

FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
16281628Expedition to La Rochelle 
16421642Summer Guard of 1642Sir John Pennington (d.1646)
16451645Summer Guard of 1645 


B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
B065The Ship of the Line Vol IBrian LaveryBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
ref:1070Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Charles I, 1633-4 Book
NRS157NRS Vol 157 - The Navy of Edward VI and Mary IEd. C. S. Knighton and David LoadesBook

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