DimensionsDimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentLength of Gundeck143' 0" DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065Length 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 EquivalentB028Length of Gundeck142' 0" Length of Gundeck142' 0"Imperial Feet43.2816 Breadth35' 0"Imperial Feet10.668 Burthen727Tons BM DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603Length 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 49⁄94Tons BM
Armament1655Broadside 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 Saker1662Broadside 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-Pounder1666Broadside 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-Culverin1677Broadside 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-Pounder1685Broadside 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|
9 Commissioned OfficersDatesRankNameSource1664 - 1665LieutenantB0511665 - 1666First LieutenantB0511666 - 1667LieutenantB0511667 - 1668LieutenantB0511667 - 1673LieutenantB05110.12.1677 - 21.3.1677/78First LieutenantODNB21.3.1677/78 - 14.4.1686LieutenantB05110.12.1678 - 14.1.1678/79Second LieutenantB0511679 - 8.4.1681First LieutenantB051
2 Warrant OfficersDatesRankNameSource1651Purser†SPD-165130.12.1651 - 1651PurserSPD-1651
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the following order "That the Commission lately granted to Captain Gilson to be commander of the Speaker frigate be withdrawn, and that he do pursue such directions concerning that ship as he hath received from General [Robert Blake|Blake]".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)