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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1651 - 1652CaptainJacob Reynolds (d.1666)BWAS-16031653 - 1654CaptainJohn HumphreyBWAS-16031653 - 1654CaptainJohn HumphreyBWAS-16031654 - 1655CaptainJohn Jefferies (d.1666)W0141660 - 24.5.1661CaptainJohn Lightfoot (d.1667)BWAS-160317.11.1664 - 31.12.1666CaptainRichard LongB05116.1.1666/67 - 3.10.1668CaptainJohn EarleB0514.10.1668 - 4.5.1669CaptainThomas HamiltonB0511.1.1671/72 - 14.3.1672/73CaptainHenry Clarke (d.1674)BWAS-16031.2.1672/73 - 1.6.1673CaptainJoseph HarrisBWAS-160311.6.1673 - 15.1.1673/74CaptainEdward Pearce (d.1673/74)BWAS-1603

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
25.5.1661 - 8.12.1662CaptainThomas Page (d.1674)B051

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
4.8.1651 - 1651GunnerStephen FriendSPD-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) 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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