Nominal Guns30B022
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorState Navy
PreviouslyBritish Fourth Rate ship 'Charles' (1648) (30)
CategoryFourth RateB022
Ship TypeShip of the Line B022
Sailing RigShip RiggedB022


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB022
Length of Keel90' 0"Imperial Feet27.432 
Breadth28' 0"Imperial Feet8.5344 
Depth in Hold11' 4"Imperial Feet3.4544 
Burthen375Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel90' 0"Imperial Feet27.432 
Breadth28' 0"Imperial Feet8.5344 
Depth in Hold11' 4"Imperial Feet3.4544 
Draught Aft15' 0"Imperial Feet4.572 
Burthen375 3094Tons BM 


1666Broadside Weight = 184.5 Imperial Pound ( 83.6712 kg)B022
Lower Gun Deck10 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck10 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck18 British Saker

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1649140 BWAS-1603

17 Commanding Officers

1649 - 1650CaptainSir Charles ThorowgoodBWAS-16031650 - 1651CaptainWalter Wood (d.1666)BWAS-16031651 - 1653CaptainEdmond CurtisBWAS-16037.1653 - 1654CaptainGeorge AcklamBWAS-16031654CaptainJonathon BarnesBWAS-16031656 - 1657CaptainGiles ShelleyBWAS-16031658 - 1659CaptainGeoffrey Pearce (d.1672)BWAS-160326.2.1663/64 - 30.1.1664/65CaptainHugh Hide (d.1665/66)BWAS-160331.1.1664/65 - 26.2.1664/65CaptainAndrew AshfordB05119.5.1665 - 3.6.1665CaptainJames Ableson (d.1665)B05111.6.1665 - 6.8.1665CaptainJoseph Sanders (d.1666)BWAS-16038.8.1665 - 1.6.1666CaptainThomas Room Coyle (d.1689)B0511666 - 6.1666CaptainWilliam DaviesBWAS-17142.6.1666 - 11.6.1666CaptainWilliam Coleman (d.1681)BWAS-160312.6.1666 - 15.8.1666CaptainArthur Ashby (d.1666)B05116.8.1666 - 1.11.1666CaptainJohn Berry (1635-1690/91)B0512.11.1666 - 21.11.1666CaptainWilliam DaviesB051

1 Flag Officer

16.10.1649 - 11.1649General at SeaRobert Blake (1598-1657)NRS076

1 Commissioned Officer

1663LieutenantGeorge Colt (d.1675)B051

Service History

25.4.1649Taken by and in Irish watersBWAS-1603
4.5.1649Ordered to be taken into serviceBWAS-1603
9.1649Blockading the Royalist fleet at KinsaleB051
12.1650The Squadron sailed for the Azures in search of Prince RupertTRN2
1.1651The squadron was joined by the and some "frigates"BWAS-1603
29.3.1651The squadron passed the straits into the MediterraneanTRN2
25.7.1651Arrived in MaltaTRN2
9.1651The squadron was in the StraitsTRN2
10.1651Near GibraltarTRN2
18.3.1651/52Arrived in FalmouthTRN2
6.1652Sent to VirginiaTRN2
28.9.1652Battle of Kentish Knock
1653At Portsmouth for the winter 1653/54BWAS-1603
1653Refitted as a 34 gunner
18.2.1652/53Battle of Portland
2.6.1653Battle of the Gabbard
31.7.1653Battle of Scheveningen
30.11.1653Sailed from Spithead as part of a squadron under Vice-Admiral consisting in addition of , and BWAS-1603
9.1659Began repairs at Portsmouth - Hampshire BWAS-1603
4.1660Completed repairs at Portsmouth - Hampshire at a cost of £646.0.0dBWAS-1603
3.6.1665Battle of Lowestoft
3.8.1665Battle of Vågen
12.1665At Tangier until March 1666TRN2
1666Refitted as a 38 gunner
25.7.1666St James Day Battle
8.1666Victualling at PortsmouthTRN2
16.8.1666Commissioned for an expedition ot LisbonBWAS-1603
11.1667Paid offBWAS-1603


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
9.1649-1650Winter Guard of 1649  
29.9.1654-8.1657Fleet for the MediterraneanRobert Blake (1598-1657) 
1659-1659British Baltic Fleet 1659Edward Montagu (d.1672) 

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