Richard and Martha

Nominal Guns46BWAS-1603
NationalityCommonwealth of England
OperatorState Navy
CategoryHired VesselBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1603
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1603
Returned to Owners11.1666BWAS-1603


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Burthen500Tons BM 

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1652180 BWAS-1603
4.1666200 BWAS-1603

2 Commanding Officers

1652 - 1654CaptainEustace SmithBWAS-160311.6.1666 - 8.11.1666CaptainGeorge Colt (d.1675)BWAS-1603

1 Warrant Officer

1652 - 18.2.1652/53MasterEdward Peach (d.1652/53)SPD-1652-3

Service History

28.9.1652Battle of Kentish Knock
18.2.1652/53Battle of Portland
2.6.1653Battle of the Gabbard
1654Returned to her ownersBWAS-1603
4.1666Refitted as a 50 gun Hired Vessel
25.7.1666St James Day Battle
11.1666Refitted as a 50 gun Hired Vessel

Notes on Ship

Is it the same ship?
Edmund Seaman commanded a ship of the same name in June 1663

George Colt commanded a ship of the same name from 16th June 1666 until 8th November 1666, fighting at the St James Day Battle


BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
W014Anglo-Dutch Wars BLOGJames C BenderWeb Site
SPD-1652-3Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Interregnum, 1652-3Mary Anne Everett Green (editor)Book

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