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Speaker -> 1660 Mary

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Nominal Guns50BWAS-1603
NationalityCommonwealth of England
OperatorState Navy
Ordered12.4.1649BWAS-1603
Launched4.1650B065
How acquiredPurpose builtB065
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1603
Designed by
Christopher PettBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1620-1668
B065
Constructor
Christopher PettBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1620-1668
BWAS-1603
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the LineB065
Sailing RigShip RiggedB065
Broken Up to Rebuild1687B065
Becomes

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalent
Length of Gundeck143' 0"  
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Gundeck143' 0"Imperial Feet43.5864 
Length of Keel116' 0"Imperial Feet35.3568 
Breadth34' 8"Imperial Feet10.414 
Depth in Hold14' 6"Imperial Feet4.3053 
Burthen727Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB028
Length of Gundeck142' 0"  
Length of Gundeck142' 0"Imperial Feet43.2816 
Breadth35' 0"Imperial Feet10.668 
Burthen727Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck143' 3"Imperial Feet43.5882 
Length of Keel116' 0"Imperial Feet35.3568 
Breadth34' 8"Imperial Feet10.414 
Depth in Hold14' 6"Imperial Feet4.3053 
Draught Aft17' 0"Imperial Feet5.1816 
Burthen741 4994Tons BM 

Armament


1655Broadside Weight = 401 Imperial Pound ( 181.8537 kg)B065
Gun Deck4 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck22 British Culverin
Gun Deck26 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck8 British Saker

1662Broadside Weight = 539 Imperial Pound ( 244.4365 kg)B065
Gun Deck20 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck4 British Culverin
Gun Deck30 British 12-Pounder
Gun Deck2 British 3-Pounder

1666Broadside Weight = 548 Imperial Pound ( 248.518 kg)B065
Gun Deck20 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck4 British Culverin
Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Gun Deck8 British Demi-Culverin

1677Broadside Weight = 654 Imperial Pound ( 296.5893 kg)B065
Gun Deck24 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck26 British Culverin
Gun Deck12 British Saker
Gun Deck2 British 3-Pounder

1685Broadside Weight = 462.5 Imperial Pound ( 209.744 kg)B065
Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Gun Deck24 British 12-Pounder
Gun Deck4 British Saker
Gun Deck6 British Saker
Gun Deck2 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
3.1651/52260 BWAS-1603
1660220 BWAS-1603
1666300 BWAS-1603

25 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1652 - 4.1652Captain
Nehemiah BourneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1652-1690
BWAS-1603
4.1652 - 8.10.1652Captain
John CoppinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1644-1666
BWAS-1603
8.10.1652 - 1653Captain
John GibsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1652-1653
BWAS-1603
1.1653 - 3.1652/53Admiral of the Blue
William PennBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1644-1670
NRS037
3.1652/53 - 5.1653Captain
Roger MartinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1644-1654
BWAS-1603
5.1653 - 1654Rear-Admiral of the Red
Samuel HowettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1645-1654
BWAS-1603
1658Captain
William WhitehorneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1653-1659
BWAS-1603
1658Captain
William GoodsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Ship Owner
Service 1650-1659
BWAS-1603
1658 - 1659Rear-Admiral
Richard StaynerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1649-1662
BWAS-1603
1659 - 1660Captain
Eustace SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1644-1660
BWAS-1603
1660Captain
Robert ClarkeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1644-1669
BWAS-1603
1.4.1661 - 9.10.1662Rear-Admiral
Sir Richard StaynerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1649-1662
† Discharged Dead
BWAS-1603
21.9.1664 - 29.8.1665Captain
Jeremy SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1653-1668
BWAS-1603
30.8.1665 - 14.9.1665Captain
John CoxBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1672
BWAS-1603
23.11.1665 - 6.1666Captain
Sir Jeremy SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1653-1668
BWAS-1603
1666 - 1668Captain
Willoughby HannamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1653-1672
B051
9.6.1666 - 17.2.1666/67Captain
William PooleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1660-1685
ADM 8/1/84
B051
1.1.1667/68 - 23.12.1669Captain
Robert ClarkeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1644-1669
BWAS-1603
1.1.1669/70 - 7.4.1672Captain
Daniel HellingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1672
B051
8.4.1672 - 18.9.1672Captain
John BrooksBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1672
BWAS-1603
19.9.1672 - 31.3.1675Captain
Sir Roger StricklandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1661-1688
BWAS-1603
3.1672/73 - 5.1673Captain
Thomas HamiltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1666-1695
B051
25.12.1677 - 15.1.1678/79Captain
Sir Roger StricklandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1661-1688
BWAS-1603
16.1.1678/79 - 22.7.1679Captain
Henry KilligrewBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1666-1692
BWAS-1603
1.9.1679 - 31.3.1680Captain
Leonard HarrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1642-1671
B051

9 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1664 - 1665Lieutenant
Thomas HawardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1665
B051
1665 - 1666First Lieutenant
William ColemanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1671
B051
1666 - 1667Lieutenant
Robert NewlandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1666-1667
B051
1667 - 1668Lieutenant
Thomas HamiltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1666-1695
B051
1667 - 1673Lieutenant
John KirkeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1667-1678
B051
10.12.1677 - 21.3.1677/78First Lieutenant
Thomas HopsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1708
ODNB
21.3.1677/78 - 14.4.1686Lieutenant
Thomas AshtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1678-1688
B051
10.12.1678 - 14.1.1678/79Second Lieutenant
William GiffordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1676-1714
B051
1679 - 8.4.1681First Lieutenant
James MontgomeryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1673-1689
B051

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1651Purser
Abraham WinstoneBritish
Naval Sailor
SPD-1651
30.12.1651 - 1651Purser
Charles BinionBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1651
SPD-1651

Service History


DateEventSource
1650Flagship in the Downs and East coastBWAS-1603
4.1650Completed at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £6669.0.0dBWAS-1603
19.5.1652Battle of Dover
12.8.1652One of eight Frigates sent "to ply off at sea between the Roads and the Ness, to look out for the enemy's men-of-war"BWAS-1603
26.8.1652Ordered to sail "between Dungeness and the French coast" as part of Vice-Admimral William Penn's squadronBWAS-1603
28.9.1652Battle of Kentish Knock
27.11.1652In PortsmouthBWAS-1603
30.11.1652Had secured two prizes, bound from Cadiz for Amsterdam, in Dover. John Gilson still in commandBWAS-1603
30.11.1652Battle of Dungeness
12.1652Lay near DoverNRS030
18.2.1652/53Battle of Portland
10.3.1652/53New mainmast fitted in PortsmouthNRS037
20.4.1653In PortsmouthNRS037
2.6.1653Battle of the Gabbard
1654Refitted as a 54 gun Third Rate
1656In company with
Plymouth (52) 1653-1703
British 52 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
and
Bridgewater (52) 1653-1673
British 52 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1665 Renamed "Anne"
attacked a Spanish West Indies fleet of 8 vessels, two were sunk, two run ashore and two taken
BWAS-1603
4.1657Took part in Admiral Blakes attack on Tenrife, where it was disabled
20.4.1657Battle of Santa Cruz
1658Flagship in the DownsBWAS-1603
1659Operations in the soundBWAS-1603
1660Part of squadron escorting king Charles II back to England
3.5.1660Renamed MaryBWAS-1603
1661At TangierBWAS-1603
31.7.1661At AlgiersBWAS-1603
3.6.1665Battle of Lowestoft
1.9.1665Action of 1665-09-03
3.9.1665Captured the Dutch vessel Hoop (40)
15.9.1665Began repairs at UnknownBWAS-1603
22.11.1665Completed repairsBWAS-1603
12.1665Sailed for TangierBWAS-1603
1666Refitted as a 58 gun Third Rate
1.6.1666Victualling at Portsmouth during the Four Days BattleBWAS-1603
25.7.1666St James Day Battle
17.2.1666/67Paid off into ordinaryBWAS-1603
1.1.1667/68RecommissionedBWAS-1603
1669Based in the Streights
1670Convoying Merchants
8.5.1671Battle of Bugia
9.1671Captain Daniel Helling was sent ashore to discuss a treaty with the Dey of AlgiersB051
28.5.1672Battle of Solebay
28.5.1673First Battle of Schooneveld
4.6.1673Second Battle of Schooneveld
11.8.1673Battle of Texel
1677Refitted as a 64 gun Third Rate
3.1677/78Sailed for the StreightsB051
1.4.1678Captured an Algerine warship of 40 guns in company with
Rupert (64) 1666-1702
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
- Captain Arthur Hurbert
BWAS-1603
1.4.1678Took the Unrated
Name Unknown (48) 1678-1678
Algerian 48 Gun
Unrated
BWAS-1603
1679GuardshipBWAS-1603


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1659-1659British Baltic Fleet 1659
Edward MontaguBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1656-1672
 

Notes on Ship



On November 18th 1652 the Council of State issued the following order "That the Commission lately granted to Captain Gilson to be commander of the Speaker frigate be withdrawn, and that he do pursue such directions concerning that ship as he hath received from General [Robert Blake|Blake]".

Captain [John Coppin] was awarded £100 as compensation for the leg he lost while commanding the Speaker at [Battle of Kentish Knock] (B047)


 

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