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Essex

134
Nominal Guns56B028
NationalityCommonwealth of England
OperatorState Navy
Ordered1.4.1652BWAS-1603
Named6.11.1652B135
Launched18.4.1653BWAS-1603
First Commissioned1653B028
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford B028
Constructor
Phineus PettBritish
Naval Sailor
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1647-1652
B065
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Captured4.6.1666BWAS-1603
Becomes
Dutch Third Rate ship of the line 'Essex' (1666) (50) 1666-1667
Dutch 50 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Keel118' 0"Imperial Feet35.9664 
Breadth32' 3"Imperial Feet9.7917 
Depth in Hold14' 0"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Draught Aft17' 0"Imperial Feet5.1816 
Burthen652Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel118' 0"Imperial Feet35.9664 
Breadth32' 3"Imperial Feet9.7917 
Depth in Hold14' 0"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Burthen652 5794Tons BM 

Armament


1666Broadside Weight = 437 Imperial Pound ( 198.1796 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck12 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck12 British Culverin
Gun Deck28 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck4 British Saker

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1653250 BWAS-1603
1660200 BWAS-1603
1666260Establishment for war abroadBWAS-1603
1666200Establishment for war at homeBWAS-1603
1666160Establishment for peaceBWAS-1603

10 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1653 - 7.1653Captain
William BrandleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1647-1653
BWAS-1603
7.1653 - 1654Captain
Robert SandersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1650-1667
BWAS-1603
1654Captain
John BourneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1650-1678
BWAS-1603
1656 - 1657Captain
Jeremy SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1653-1668
BWAS-1603
1657Captain
William WhitehorneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1653-1659
BWAS-1603
1659Captain
John HaywardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1651-1672
BWAS-1603
1660 - 1661Captain
Thomas BunnBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1653-1662
B051
7.8.1663 - 14.8.1664Captain
James SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1661-1664
B051
20.9.1664 - 5.1.1665/66Captain
Richard UtberBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1661-1669
B051
15.8.1665 - 4.6.1666Captain
William ReevesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1665
B051

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
2.6.1653 - 7.1653General at Sea
Robert BlakeBritish
Naval Sailor
Soldier
Service 1649-1657
B146

Service History


DateEventSource
2.6.1653General Blake in the Essex set sail with the several ships with him who were this morning no lower down than Shoeburyness, the wind being Northerly and little windB146
2.6.1653Battle of the Gabbard
6.9.1653Off the coast of HollandB146
1654John Bourne was appointed to sail in the Essex in command of a squadron of six ships destined for the protection of the Newfoundland fisheriesTRN2
1655Began repairs at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1603
1656Completed repairs at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1603
1659Operations in the SoundBWAS-1603
1664In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
3.6.1665Battle of Lowestoft
1.6.1666Four Days Battle


Fleets

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

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