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Bonaventure

3358
Nominal Guns28B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered2.1621BWAS-1603
Acquired1621B028
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford B028
Designed by
William BurrellBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1607-1630
B028
Constructor
William BurrellBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1607-1630
BWAS-1603
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeMiddling Ship B028
Sunk in Action4.3.1652/53B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Keel96' 0"Imperial Feet29.2608 
Breadth32' 5"Imperial Feet9.8171 
Depth in Hold13' 5"Imperial Feet4.0047 
Burthen674Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel98' 0"Imperial Feet29.8704 
Breadth32' 5"Imperial Feet9.8171 
Depth in Hold15' 8"Imperial Feet4.6126 
Burthen557Tons and Tonnage 
Burthen567 6394Tons BM 
Burthen418Baker's Rule Tons 

Armament


1625Broadside Weight = 129.5 Imperial Pound ( 58.7285 kg)B065
Gun Deck4 British Culverin
Gun Deck14 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck10 British Saker
Gun Deck2 British Minions
Gun Deck4 British Fowler

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1625200EstablishmentB065

24 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1623Captain
William St LegerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1623
BWAS-1603
7.1623 - 1624Captain
Edward ChristianBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1621-1624
BWAS-1603
1624 - 1625Captain
Thomas LoveBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1620-1625
BWAS-1603
1625Captain
CollinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1625
BWAS-1603
1627Captain
Sir John ChudleighBritish
Naval Sailor
Privateer
Administrator
Service 1623-1629
BWAS-1603
5.1631 - 1633Captain
John PenningtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1620-1643
BWAS-1603
1633 - 2.1634Captain
Thomas KettlebyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1627-1642
BWAS-1603
2.1634 - 1634Captain
Richard PlumleighBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1630-1634
BWAS-1603
1636Captain
Henry StradlingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1635-1642
BWAS-1603
1637Vice-Admiral
Henry MervynBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1636-1637
BWAS-1603
1639Captain
Richard FieldingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1639-1640
BWAS-1603
1641Captain
David MurrayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1635-1642
BWAS-1603
1642 - 10.1642Captain
Henry StradlingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1635-1642
BWAS-1603
1643 - 1644Captain
Richard SwanleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1640-1666
BWAS-1603
1644 - 1645Captain
Henry BethellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1642-1648
BWAS-1603
1646Captain
Benjamin CrandleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1643-1647
BWAS-1603
1646 - 1647Captain
Walter MaynardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1646-1647
BWAS-1603
1647Captain
John CrowtherBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1645-1648
BWAS-1603
1648Admiral
John CrowtherBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1645-1648
BWAS-1603
15.10.1649 - 3.1649/50Captain
Robert HackwellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1649-1650
SPD-1649
3.1649/50 - 1651Captain
Leonard HarrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1642-1671
BWAS-1603
30.6.1651 - 1652Captain
John WitheridgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1651-1652
SPD-1651
1652 - 1653Captain
Owen CoxBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1647-1653
BWAS-1603
1653 - 4.3.1652/53Captain
Stephen LymeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1653
BWAS-1603

Service History


DateEventSource
1623Voyage to SpainBWAS-1603
1625At CadizBWAS-1603
1625Attack on Cadiz
21.11.1627Driven onto rocks at PlymouthBWAS-1603
1629Repaired at ChathamBWAS-1603
1633Refitted as a 30 gun Third Rate
1634Guard of the Irish coastBWAS-1603
1636In the ChannelBWAS-1603
1642Summer Guard in the Irish SeaW015
10.1642Surrendered to Parliamentary forces at NewcastleBWAS-1603
1643In the Irish SeaBWAS-1603
1644In the Irish SeaBWAS-1603
1645In the Irish SeaBWAS-1603
1648Flagship in the Irish SeaBWAS-1603
1649Operations against Royalist bases in the Isles of ScillyBWAS-1603
10.3.1649/50Blockade of the Tagus
1652Refitted as a 40 gun Third Rate
1653Refitted as a 44 gun Third Rate
4.3.1652/53Battle of Leghorn


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1637-1637Ships Lent to the Prince Elector  
1642-1642Summer Guard of the Irish Sea 1642
Thomas KettlebyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1627-1642
 
1645-1645Summer Guard of 1645  
1647-1648Winter Guard of 1647
Thomas RainsboroughBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1643-1648
 
9.1649-1650Winter Guard of 1649  
14.2.1649/50-1652Fleet sent to Lisbon
Robert BlakeBritish
Naval Sailor
Soldier
Service 1649-1657
 

Notes on Ship


C.O.S letter to John Witheridge, 30th June 1651SPD-1651
To be captain of the Bonadventure, on recommendation of the Admiralty Committee.

 

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