Bradford -> 1660 Success

Nominal Guns24B028
NationalityCommonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland
OperatorState Navy
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham B028
Constructor John TaylorBWAS-1603
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeShip B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel85' 0"Imperial Feet25.908 
Breadth25' 6"Imperial Feet7.6505 
Depth in Hold10' 8"Imperial Feet3.2512 
Draught Aft12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen294Imperial Feet0.0254 


1658Broadside Weight = 101 Imperial Pound ( 45.8036 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck20 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck4 British Saker

1666Broadside Weight = 117.5 Imperial Pound ( 53.2865 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck20 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck10 British Saker

1677Broadside Weight = 114.5 Imperial Pound ( 51.926 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck10 British Saker
Upper Gun Deck18 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck4 British Minions

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1658100 BWAS-1603
1666120 BWAS-1603

12 Ship Commanders

1658 - 1660Captain Peter Bowen (d.1673)BWAS-16032.12.1664 - 30.6.1665Captain Edward Grove (d.1665)BWAS-16035.3.1666/67 - 30.12.1667Captain William PeachBWAS-160323.3.1667/68 - 20.2.1668/69Captain Roger Strickland (1640-1717)B05121.3.1670/71 - 4.2.1672/73Captain George WatsonB0516.2.1672/73 - 4.6.1673Captain Richard Carter (d.1692) TransferedBWAS-16035.6.1673 - 24.11.1673Captain Thomas BuryBWAS-160325.11.1673 - 14.6.1674Captain Leonard Harris (d.1680)BWAS-160326.6.1674 - 22.12.1675Captain Robert Stout (d.1675)B0511678Captain John Torpley (d.1699)B0513.6.1679 - 27.9.1679Captain George Tyete (d.1679)BWAS-160328.9.1679 - 15.2.1679/80Lieutenant Thomas Johnson (d.1690)BWAS-1603

1 Commissioned Officer

3.6.1679 - 27.9.1679Lieutenant Thomas Johnson (d.1690)BWAS-1603

Service History

3.1657/58Completed at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £2317.10.0dBWAS-1603
5.1660Renamed SuccessBWAS-1603
3.6.1665Battle of Lowestoft
13.3.1671/72Battle of Smyrna Convoy
28.5.1672Battle of Solebay
11.8.1673Battle of Texel
1674With a Newfoundland convoy and later to the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1678Stationed in home watersBWAS-1603
11.1680Wrecked on her own anchor at JamaicaBWAS-1603


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