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Nightingale

2790
Nominal Guns30B028
NationalityCommonwealth of England
OperatorState Navy
Launched1651B028
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardHorsleydown Wharf - Bermondsey B028
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeShip B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Wrecked16.1.1673/74B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB028
Burthen290Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB032
Length of Keel88' 0"Imperial Feet26.8224 
Breadth25' 4"Imperial Feet7.6403 
Depth in Hold12' 8"Imperial Inch0.3048 (0′ 11″ Imperial)
Burthen300Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel86' 0"Imperial Feet26.2128 
Breadth25' 2"Imperial Feet7.6302 
Depth in Hold10' 0"Imperial Feet3.048 
Draught Aft12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen289 6894Tons BM 

Armament


1651Broadside Weight = 92 Imperial Pound ( 41.7221 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck18 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck4 British Saker

1666Broadside Weight = 111.5 Imperial Pound ( 50.5655 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck18 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck10 British Saker
Gun Deck2 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1651100 BWAS-1603
1.3.1651/5290 B032
1666110 BWAS-1603

11 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1651 - 1652Captain
Jacob ReynoldsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1648-1666
BWAS-1603
1653 - 1654Captain
John HumphreyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1653-1654
BWAS-1603
1653 - 1654Captain
John HumphreyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1653-1654
BWAS-1603
1654 - 1655Captain
John JefferiesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1652-1666
W014
1660 - 24.5.1661Captain
John LightfootBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1653-1667
BWAS-1603
17.11.1664 - 31.12.1666Captain
Richard LongBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1666
B051
16.1.1666/67 - 3.10.1668Captain
John EarleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1669
B051
4.10.1668 - 4.5.1669Captain
Thomas HamiltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1666-1695
B051
1.1.1671/72 - 14.3.1672/73Captain
Henry ClarkeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1674
BWAS-1603
1.2.1672/73 - 1.6.1673Captain
Joseph HarrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1666-1676
BWAS-1603
11.6.1673 - 15.1.1673/74Captain
Edward PearceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1671-1674
BWAS-1603

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
25.5.1661 - 8.12.1662Captain
Thomas PageBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1661-1670
B051

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
4.8.1651 - 1651Gunner
Stephen FriendBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1651
SPD-1651

Service History


DateEventSource
19.5.1652Battle of Dover
22.5.1652Action of 1652-05-22
16.8.1652Action of 1652-08-16
16.8.1652Battle of Plymouth
28.9.1652Battle of Kentish Knock
1653Off the coast of Ireland for the Winter of 1653/54BWAS-1603
18.2.1652/53Battle of Portland
1662At TangierBWAS-1603
1665Service off IrelandBWAS-1603
29.12.1665Sent a prize laden with beef into PlymouthBG
25.12.1666Action of 1666-12-25
1668Sent to the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1672Sent to Newfoundland, where a Dutch privateer was taken
1672On the return voyage, and in company with the
Adventure (32) 1646-1691
British 32 Gun
4th Rate Ship
took a Dutch privateer and her prize, a French merchantman

1672Sent to the Irish station, she took two other privateers
8.6.1673In action against three Dutch firgates off the GalloperBWAS-1603
11.8.1673Battle of Texel
15.1.1673/74Took a Dutch privateer of 12-gunsBWAS-1603
16.1.1673/74Wrecked on the Goodwin Sands, together with her prizeBWAS-1603

 

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