Sovereign of the Seas

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Nominal Guns102B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered26.6.1634BWAS-1603
Keel Laid Down21.12.1635BWAS-1603
Launched14.10.1637BWAS-1603
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich B028
Designed byPhineus Pett (1570-1647)B028
ConstructorPhineus Pett (1570-1647)BWAS-1603
CategoryFirst RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild1660B028
BecomesBritish First Rate ship of the line 'Royal Sovereign' (1660) (100)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Keel127' 0"Imperial Feet38.7096 
Breadth46' 6"Imperial Feet14.0462 
Depth in Hold19' 4"Imperial Feet5.8025 
Burthen1,522Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck167' 9"Imperial Feet50.905 
Length of Keel127' 0"Imperial Feet38.7096 
Breadth46' 6"Imperial Feet14.0462 
Depth in Hold19' 4"Imperial Feet5.8025 
Burthen1,522Tons and Tonnage 
Burthen1,141Baker's Rule Tons 

Armament


1638Broadside Weight = 1080 Imperial Pound ( 489.78 kg)RN
Lower Gun Deck20 British Cannon of 7
Lower Gun Deck8 British Demi-Cannon
Middle Gun Deck4 British Demi-Cannon
Middle Gun Deck24 British Culverin
Middle Gun Deck6 British Demi-Culverin
Upper Gun Deck4 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck38 British Demi-Culverin
Upper Gun Deck4 British Demi-Culverin

1638Broadside Weight = 1075 Imperial Pound ( 487.5125 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck20 British Cannon of 7
Lower Gun Deck2 British Demi-Cannon
Lower Gun Deck2 British Demi-Cannon
Middle Gun Deck24 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck24 British Demi-Culverin
Half Deck6 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck2 British Demi-Culverin
Forecastle2 British Culverin
Forecastle8 British Demi-Culverin
Lower Deck Bow Chaser2 British Demi-Cannon
Middle Deck Bow Chaser2 British Culverin
Upper Deck Bow Chaser2 British Demi-Culverin
Lower Deck Stern Chaser4 British Demi-Cannon
Upper Deck Stern Chaser2 British Culverin
Middle Deck Stern Chaser4 British Culverin

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
3.1651/52600 BWAS-1603
1653700 BWAS-1603

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1652CaptainNicholas ReedB0511654CaptainLionel LaneBWAS-1603

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
8.1652 - 1653LieutenantThomas Teddeman (1620-1668)ODNB

Service History


DateEventSource
25.9.1637

The first atempt to launch her failed

BWAS-1603
1638Completed at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £40833.8.1dBWAS-1603
12.5.1638

Sailed from Erith to load ordinance at Greenhithe

BWAS-1603
8.1638

In the Channel, followed by a 24 day cruise then laid up in ordianry at Chatham for 15 years

BWAS-1603
7.11.1651

Order to be repaired at Chatham, she was partly cut down during this process

BWAS-1603
28.9.1652Battle of Kentish Knock
11.7.1659

Docked at Chatham to be rebuilt

BWAS-1603


Notes on Ship


Designref:1223

Originally designed for 90 guns. Armament increased to (at least) 100 guns by order of King Charles I.



 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by David Torre on Sunday 30th of August 2015 16:13

Dear Sirs;
Great info on her armament; I like the way that it is organized. Any info on the armament at Kentish Knock, 1652? I wish there were a Van der Velde or other on she looked at that particular time


Posted by David Torre on Sunday 30th of August 2015 16:13

Dear Sirs;
I like the armament info; especially the way that it is organized. Any similar info on her armament at Kentish Knock in 1652, or drawings/paintings of her after being modernized before that battle? Thank you.
Regards;
David Torre


Posted by David Torre on Sunday 30th of August 2015 16:12

Dear Sirs;
I like the armament info; especially the way that it is organized. Any similar info on her armament at Kentish Knock in 1652, or drawings/paintings of her after being modernized before that battle? Thank you.
Regards;
David Torre


Posted by David Torre on Sunday 30th of August 2015 16:10

Dear Sirs;
I like the armament info; especially the way that it is organized. Any similar info on her armament at Kentish Knock in 1652, or drawings/paintings of her after being modernized before that battle? Thank you.
Regards;
David Torre

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