Colchester

3635
Nominal Guns24BWAS-1603
NationalityCommonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland
OperatorState Navy
Acquired23.2.1653/54BWAS-1603
First Commissioned2.1654B028
ShipyardGreat Yarmouth - Norfolk BWAS-1603
ConstructorHenry EdgarBWAS-1603
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Sunk in Action24.3.1666/67BWAS-1603

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel83' 0"Imperial Feet25.2984 
Breadth25' 6"Imperial Feet7.6505 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Draught Aft12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen287 794Tons BM 

Armament


1666Broadside Weight = 108.5 Imperial Pound ( 49.205 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck18 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck10 British Saker

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1654100 BWAS-1603
1660100 BWAS-1603
1666110 BWAS-1603
1667125Establishment for war abroadBWAS-1603
1667100Establishment for war at homeBWAS-1603
166775Establishment for peaceBWAS-1603

7 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1654 - 1656CaptainGiles ShelleyBWAS-16031656 - 1660CaptainSamuel BlakeBWAS-16031661 - 1662CaptainJohn Fortescue (d.1668)TRN22.4.1661 - 4.9.1662CaptainRobert FortescueB0519.9.1664 - 12.6.1665CaptainDaniel Helling (d.1672)B05113.6.1665 - 3.6.1666CaptainWilliam Hammond (d.1667)B0512.7.1666 - 24.3.1666/67CaptainArthur Langhorne (d.1666/67)B051

Service History


DateEventSource
20.4.1657Battle of Santa Cruz
1660Off IrelandBWAS-1603
1661to TangierBWAS-1603
31.7.1661At AlgiersBWAS-1603
3.6.1665Battle of Lowestoft
4.6.1665Took the East Indiaman Nagelboom (52)
25.7.1666St James Day Battle
24.3.1666/67Sunk in action with the FrenchBWAS-1603


Fleets

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

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