Nominal Guns12B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich B028
Constructor Phineus Pett (1570-1647)B028
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeShip B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Sunk in Action14.6.1656B028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB028
Length of Keel60' 0"Imperial Feet18.288 
Breadth20' 3"Imperial Feet6.1722 
Depth in Hold7' 8"Imperial Feet2.3368 
Burthen126Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel60' 0"Imperial Feet18.288 
Breadth20' 3"Imperial Feet6.1722 
Depth in Hold7' 8"Imperial Feet2.3368 
Burthen130 8294Tons BM 
Burthen126Baker's Rule Tons 

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
163660 BWAS-1603
1.165280 B117

10 Ship Commanders

1636Captain Robert TaylorBWAS-16031637Captain Thomas RabnetBWAS-16031638 - 1643Captain Abraham Wheeler (d.1652)BWAS-16031645 - 1649Captain John Coppin (d.1666)W0151650 - 4.1650Captain George DakinsBWAS-16034.1650 - 1653Captain Henry SouthwoodBWAS-16031653Captain Thomas Bunn (d.1662)BWAS-16031654 - 1655Captain Robert RobinsonBWAS-16031655 - 1656Captain Edmund ThompsonBWAS-16031656 - 14.6.1656Captain John Wager (d.1656)BWAS-1603

3 Warrant Officers

5.4.1649 - 1649Boatswain John LondonSPD-16491651 - 11.1651Cook Thomas WalesbySPD-1651-213.11.1651 - 1651Boatswain Roger TarringSPD-1651-2

Service History

1642Part of the Summer and Winter Guards in the ChannelBWAS-1603
27.8.1642The House of Lords ordered that the Greyhound be supplied with two cables of nine inches
1644Summer Guard
1647In the DownsBWAS-1603
1649Summer Guard
4.10.1651In the Thames. Ordered "to be surveyed, repaired if defective, and fitted for sea"SPD-1651
19.5.1652Battle of Dover
9.9.1652Left Yarmouth as part of Andrew Ball's squadron bound for the Sound
20.9.1652The squadron arrived off the Sound, but were refused passage by the Danish
27.9.1652The squadron left the Sound bound for England
28.9.1652Battle of Kentish Knock
14.10.1652The squadron arrived in Bridlington Bay
1653Off the coast of ScotlandBWAS-1603
14.6.1656Blown up in action with four Spanish privateers off the Farne Islands, there were two survivorsBWAS-1603


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1642-1642Summer Guard of 1642Sir John Pennington (d.1646) 
1645-1645Summer Guard of 1645  
1646-1646Winter Guard of 1646  
1647-1648Winter Guard of 1647 Thomas Rainsborough 
9.1649-1650Winter Guard of 1649  
1650-1650Summer Guard of 1650  
9.9.1652-14.10.1652British Baltic Fleet 1652 Andrew Ball (d.1653) 

Notes on Ship

Built from the waste materials left over from the Sovereign of the Seas, then still building


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