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Nominal Guns52B028
NationalityCommonwealth of England
OperatorState Navy
Ordered29.3.1653BWAS-1603
Launched9.1653BWAS-1603
First Commissioned1654B028
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham B028
Constructor
John TaylorBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1627-1660
B065
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the LineB028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up1674BWAS-1603

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Keel118' 0"Imperial Feet35.9664 
Breadth34' 9"Imperial Feet10.4204 
Depth in Hold14' 4"Imperial Feet4.2926 
Burthen756Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel120' 0"Imperial Feet36.576 
Breadth35' 2"Imperial Feet10.6782 
Depth in Hold14' 6"Imperial Feet4.3053 
Draught Aft17' 6"Imperial Feet5.2034 
Burthen789 3594Tons BM 

Armament


1666Broadside Weight = 582.5 Imperial Pound ( 264.1641 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck22 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck4 British Culverin
Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Gun Deck14 British Saker

1672Broadside Weight = 522.75 Imperial Pound ( 237.0676 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British Saker
Forecastle4 British Saker
Roundhouse2 British Saker Drake
Great Cabin2 British 12-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1660220 BWAS-1603
1666300 BWAS-1603
1.7.1673400ADM 8/1/1ADM8-DB

14 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1654Captain
Edward BlaggBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1653-1679
BWAS-1603
1654 - 1655Captain
John LawsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1642-1665
BWAS-1603
1656 - 1657Captain
Edward BlaggBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1653-1679
BWAS-1603
1658Captain
Robert StoreyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1653-1659
BWAS-1603
1658 - 1659Captain
Thomas WhetstoneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1656-1659
BWAS-1603
9.5.1661 - 16.1.1661/62Captain
Thomas TeddemanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1652-1666
ODNB
7.10.1664 - 30.9.1665Captain
Robert SalmonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1653-1665
† Discharged Dead
BWAS-1603
2.10.1665 - 13.11.1665Captain
John WatlyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665
B051
11.11.1665 - 3.4.1666Captain
Sir Christopher MyngsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1651-1655
BWAS-1603
2.4.1666 - 6.7.1666Captain
Sir John ChicheleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1662-1674
B051
7.7.1666 - 9.11.1667Captain
Richard BeachBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1661-1688
B051
13.1.1671/72 - 18.7.1672Captain
George LeggeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1667-1688
B051
17.9.1672 - 30.6.1673Captain
Sir John NarboroughBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1688
BWAS-1603
2.7.1673 - 19.9.1673Captain
Dominick NugentBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1688
BWAS-1603

7 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1661 - 1662Lieutenant
Robert MohunBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1660-1667
B051
1662 - 1664Lieutenant
John WaterworthBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1662-1672
B051
1665Lieutenant
John NarboroughBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1688
B051
1672Lieutenant
John KempthorneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1678
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9.1672 - 1.1673Second Lieutenant
George ChurchillBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1666-1702
ODNB
1673Second Lieutenant
John WhistonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1673-1679
B051
1.1673 - 3.1673/74Lieutenant
George ChurchillBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1666-1702
ODNB

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
17.9.1672 - 1672Master's Mate
Cloudisley ShovellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1707
ODNB

Service History


DateEventSource
1653At St Helens for the Winter of 1653/54BWAS-1603
20.4.1657Battle of Santa Cruz
1658In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1659In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
31.7.1661At AlgiersBWAS-1603
3.6.1665Battle of Lowestoft
1666Refitted as a 60 gun Third Rate
1.6.1666Four Days Battle
25.7.1666St James Day Battle
11.5.1667Was run aboard of by the
Pembroke (22) 1655-1667
British 22 Gun
5th Rate Ship
, which sank
BWAS-1603
1672Refitted as a 72 gun Third Rate
13.3.1671/72Battle of Smyrna Convoy
28.5.1672Battle of Solebay
11.8.1673Battle of Texel
31.8.1673

Pay record starting 13.1.1672/73 for a period of 21 months, 1 weeks & 2 days for a value of £11,940.0.0d.

ADM8-DB
19.9.1673Bilged on a sandbank at GraysBWAS-1603
5.10.1673Refloated but found to be irreparableBWAS-1603
1674Broken up at WoolwichBWAS-1603


Fleets

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

Notes on Ship


Gun materials in 1672BWAS-1603
the lower and upper deck guns were of iron, the sakers and Great Cabin guns were made of brass

 

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Posted by Brian on Monday 25th of January 2016 21:53

London Gazette 1665:
Portsmouth, Dec. 12. The two seamen formerly mentioned to have been condemned by a court martial on Thursday last, were yesterday both executed, and hanged four or five hours at the yard arms of the Fairfax. Sir Christopher Mings/Myngs Commander.

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