Defiance

166
Nominal Guns64B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered26.10.1664BWAS-1603
Launched27.3.1666B028
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardDeptford - London B028
Constructor William Castle (1629-1681)B028
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Burnt6.12.1668B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Keel117' 0"Imperial Feet35.6616 
Breadth37' 3"Imperial Feet11.2885 
Depth in Hold15' 3"Imperial Feet4.5872 
Burthen862Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel117' 0"Imperial Feet35.6616 
Breadth37' 3"Imperial Feet11.2885 
Depth in Hold15' 3"Imperial Feet4.5872 
Draught Aft16' 6"Imperial Feet4.9022 
Burthen863 5094Tons BM 

Armament


1666Broadside Weight = 667 Imperial Pound ( 302.4845 kg)B065
Gun Deck22 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck28 British Culverin
Gun Deck14 British Demi-Culverin

1666Broadside Weight = 667 Imperial Pound ( 302.4845 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck22 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck29 British Culverin
Gun Deck12 British Demi-Culverin

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
320 B065

5 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
28.3.1666 - 2.6.1666CaptainSir Robert Holmes (1622-1692)BWAS-16034.6.1666 - 9.6.1666Captain William Flawes (d.1679)B05110.6.1666 - 3.12.1667Rear-Admiral of the Blue John Kempthorne (1620-1679)BWAS-16031.7.1666 - 19.9.1666Captain John Jefferies (d.1666)BWAS-160327.5.1668 - 1.7.1668CaptainSir John Harman (d.1673)BWAS-1603

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
3.6.1666 - 9.6.1666Rear-Admiral of the RedSir Robert Holmes (1622-1692)BWAS-16039.1667AdmiralSir Robert Holmes (1622-1692)BWAS-1603

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1666Lieutenant John TottyB0511668Lieutenant William BurkeB051

Service History


DateEventSource
3.1665/66Completed at Deptford - London at a cost of £5966.15.0dBWAS-1603
1.6.1666Four Days Battle
25.7.1666St James Day Battle
9.1667Flagship of the C-in-C at PortsmouthBWAS-1603
6.12.1668Burnt by accident at Chatham while in OrdinaryBWAS-1603
2.3.1671/72Remains hulkedBWAS-1603

 

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