Bridgewater -> 1665 Anne

Nominal Guns52B028
NationalityCommonwealth of England
OperatorState Navy
First Commissioned1654B028
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford B028
Constructor ChamberlainB065
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Blown Up2.12.1673B028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Keel116' 9"Imperial Feet35.3711 
Breadth34' 7"Imperial Feet10.4077 
Depth in Hold14' 2"Imperial Feet4.2799 
Burthen743Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel116' 9"Imperial Feet35.3711 
Breadth34' 7"Imperial Feet10.4077 
Depth in Hold14' 2"Imperial Feet4.2799 
Draught Aft17' 0"Imperial Feet5.1816 
Burthen743Tons BM 


1666Broadside Weight = 519.5 Imperial Pound ( 235.5933 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck22 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck2 British Culverin
Gun Deck32 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck2 British Saker

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1660210 BWAS-1603
1666280 BWAS-1603
1.7.1673340ADM 8/1 f1 rectoADM8-DB

10 Commanding Officers

12.1653 - 1659CaptainAnthony EarningBWAS-160327.5.1661 - 13.12.1662CaptainJonas PooleB05114.12.1662 - 1.8.1663CaptainJames Smith (d.1664)B0514.10.1664 - 20.8.1665CaptainArnold BrowneB05127.8.1665 - 9.9.1665CaptainJames Lambert (d.1665)B05122.9.1665 - 4.5.1667CaptainRobert MoultonBWAS-16035.5.1667 - 13.8.1668CaptainThomas ElliottB05115.1.1671/72 - 28.5.1672CaptainJohn Waterworth (d.1672)BWAS-160311.6.1672 - 9.9.1672CaptainThomas FowlesBWAS-160318.9.1672 - 2.12.1673CaptainThomas ElliottBWAS-1603

2 Commissioned Officers

1661LieutenantJohn HeathB0511666LieutenantRichard SwanleyB051

Service History

12.1653Completed at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £5378.10.0dBWAS-1603
1655Part of Robert Blake (1598-1657) squadron sent to the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
4.4.1655Battle of Porto Farina
8.9.1656In company with Speaker (50) and Plymouth (52) attacked a Spanish West Indies fleet of 8 vessels, two were sunk, two run ashore and two taken
20.4.1657Battle of Santa Cruz
1659Part of the British fleet sent to the BalticNWB

Operations in the Sound (Øresund )

5.1665Renamed AnneBWAS-1603
3.6.1665Battle of Lowestoft
1666Refitted as a 58 gun Third Rate
1.6.1666Four Days Battle
25.7.1666St James Day Battle
28.5.1672Battle of Solebay
28.5.1673First Battle of Schooneveld
4.6.1673Second Battle of Schooneveld
11.8.1673Battle of Texel

Pay record starting 15.1.1671 for a period of 21 months, 1 week & 0 days for a value of £1,011.0.0d. ADM 8/1 f6 recto.


At the Buoy of The Nore Victualled for about seaven weekes but all fowle. ADM 8/1 f23 recto.


Blown up by accident at Sheerness



DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1659-1659British Baltic Fleet 1659Edward Montagu (d.1672) 

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