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Nominal Guns64B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered26.10.1664BWAS-1603
Launched27.3.1666B028
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardDeptford - London B028
Constructor
William CastleBritish
Ship Builder
Service 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 - 2.6.1666Captain
Sir Robert HolmesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1660-1672
BWAS-1603
4.6.1666 - 9.6.1666Captain
William FlawesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1679
B051
10.6.1666 - 3.12.1667Rear-Admiral of the Blue
John KempthorneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1657-1679
BWAS-1603
1.7.1666 - 19.9.1666Captain
John JefferiesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1652-1666
BWAS-1603
27.5.1668 - 1.7.1668Captain
Sir John HarmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1646-1673
BWAS-1603

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
3.6.1666 - 9.6.1666Rear-Admiral of the Red
Sir Robert HolmesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1660-1672
BWAS-1603
9.1667Admiral
Sir Robert HolmesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1660-1672
BWAS-1603

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1666Lieutenant
John TottyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1696
B051
1666 - 7.11.1666Lieutenant
Arthur HerbertBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1666-1690
ref:952
1668Lieutenant
William BurkeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1679
B051

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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