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 - 1654Captain Eustace SmithBWAS-160311.6.1666 - 8.11.1666Captain George Colt (d.1675)BWAS-1603

1 Warrant Officer

1652 - 18.2.1652/53Master Edward 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


Previous comments on this page

Posted by Susan Scammon Fischer on Wednesday 6th of May 2020 11:24

400/450 tons, 90 crew. Voyages: (1) 1659/60 Surat. (2) 1661/2 Surat. Capt Richard Seaman. (3) 1663/4 Bantam. Mar 1664 - 14 Aug 1665 Downs. (4) 1667/8 Bantam. Capt Edmund [John?] Seaman. 10 Mar 1668 - 30 May 1669 Downs.
Date: No date.
Held by: British Library: Asian and African Studies, not available at The National Archives.

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