Hercules

17251
Nominal GunsUnknownSPD-1637
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorPrivate Owners
Acquired1637SPD-1637
Home Port SPD-1637
ShipyardUnknownSPD-1637
CategoryHired VesselSPD-1637
Ship TypeShip SPD-1637
Sailing RigShip RiggedSPD-1637
Last known1637SPD-1637

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1637Rear-AdmiralBryan HarrisonSPD-1637

Service History


DateEventSource
3.1636/37In the DownsSPD-1637
17.4.1637Arrived at Sallee, having put into Lisbon for a new main-mast en-routeSPD-1637
8.8.1637At Sallee, Ordered to sail with Antelope, Expedition and Providence to sail for the coast of Spain, and there to lie in the places most convenient to take the pirates of Algiers and their prizes, and to secure his Majesty's subjects, who in great numbers trade that way in the vintage time; and if you have occasion to put into any port of the King of Spain, you are as much as may be to keep out of command, and venture but one ship at a time; and because the pinnaces are foul, you may order them to haul ashore one at a time and tallow. And when you have tarried as long as your victuals will last, you are to sail to the Downs, or the Isle of Wight, and advise the Lords of the Admiralty of your arrival.SPD-1637
10.8.1637Left Salee for England in company with the Antelope (34) and two PinnacesSPD-1637
20.9.1637Arrived in FalmouthSPD-1637


Notes on Ship


Note of March 5th 1637SPD-1637
Officers of the Navy to Nicholas. Capt. Harrison, captain of the Hercules, one of the Sallee ships in the Downs, has sent the names of about 30 seamen, pressed for that ship, who have neglected their appearance. If some number of these could be taken and the law executed on some now in the first of this year's service, it would terrify all that heard of it and cause them to be wary of such contempt. If any of the known ministers of the Navy should go about it, the plot would be suddenly discovered and no good be done. Suggests a warrant to some of the messengers of the chamber, as is usual in cases of Jesuits or the like, to make search in known parts about the Thames. What is to be done, the sooner the more likely.

 

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