Thomas Bonaventure

Nominal Guns28BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorState Navy
Keel Laid Down1625BWAS-1603
ShipyardShoreham - Sussex BWAS-1603
CategoryHired VesselBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1603
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1603
Returned to Owners1653BWAS-1603


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Burthen333Tons BM 

2 Ship Commanders

1647Captain George HughesBWAS-16031652 - 1653Captain George HughesW014

Service History

28.8.1652Battle of Elba
4.3.1652/53Battle of Leghorn

Notes on Ship

From: 'House of Lords Journal Volume 6: 13 July 1644'W015
"That Power be given to the Committee of Lords and Commons appointed to treat with The States Ambassadors, to grant or deny Restitution of the Ship Thomas Bonaventure, sent from Rotterdam, and Golden Falcon, as they shall see Cause, upon further Conference with the said Ambassadors."
First, The Restitution of the Ships, Goods, and Merchandizes, which have been taken by some Ships of the Parliament of England, within the Haven and Ports of the Provinces of Holland

* The Thomas Bonaventure, Mr. Thomas Sharper.
* The Pawel of Rotterdam, Mr. W'm Smiets.
* The Goulden Parrett, Mr. Ditlytt Muller.

Which Ships my Lord Admiral the Earl of Warwick hath promised to the Lords Ambassadors aforesaid, not only to restore them, but also to have them brought to the same Places in Holland where they were taken; and, upon this Condition, Captain Zachary, with his Ship arrested, hath been discharged in Holland, and is returned here to London

The Thomas Bonaventure was issued a certificate on 27th September 1625.


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