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Nominal Guns30B028
NationalityCommonwealth of England
OperatorState Navy
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardHorsleydown Wharf - Bermondsey B028
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeShip B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028


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 


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

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

1 Commissioned Officer

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

1 Warrant Officer

4.8.1651 - 1651Gunner
Stephen FriendBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1651

Service History

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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