Destiny -> 1620 Convertine

Nominal Guns34B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned1620B028
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeMiddling Ship B028
BecomesBritish Fourth Rate middling ship 'Convertine' (1648) (40)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNRS051
Length of Keel96' 0"Imperial Feet29.2608 
Breadth32' 4"Imperial Feet9.8044 
Depth in Hold15' 0"Imperial Feet4.572 
Burthen621Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel96' 0"Imperial Feet29.2608 
Breadth32' 4"Imperial Feet9.8044 
Depth in Hold15' 0"Imperial Feet4.572 
Burthen465 60100Baker's Rule Tons 
Burthen620 80100Tons and Tonnage 


1624Broadside Weight = 111.5 Imperial Pound ( 50.5655 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck18 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck10 British Saker
Gun Deck2 British Minions
Gun Deck4 British Fowler

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1652180 BWAS-1603

12 Commanding Officers

1620CaptainThomas LoveBWAS-16031625CaptainThomas PorterBWAS-160313.9.1627 - 1629CaptainJohn BondBWAS-16031629CaptainSir Thomas Button (d.1634)BWAS-16031630 - 1631CaptainRichard PlumleighBWAS-16031631 - 1632CaptainJohn Pennington (d.1646)BWAS-16033.1635/36 - 1637CaptainJohn Mennes (d.1671)BWAS-16031637CaptainRichard FoggeBWAS-16031638CaptainGeorge Carteret (1609-1679/80)BWAS-16031640CaptainHenry StradlingBWAS-16031643CaptainJohn StansbyBWAS-16031646 - 7.1648CaptainJohn MannBWAS-1603

1 Warrant Officer

1648 - 7.1648PurserEdward HawthorneSPD-1649

Service History

1620Renamed ConvertineB028
1621Attack on Algiers
1624Refitted as a 30 gun Third Rate
1625Attack on Cadiz


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1628-1628Expedition to La Rochelle  

Notes on Ship

Originally a privateer?NRS051
Built as the Destiny for Sir Walter Raleigh by Phineus Pett and launched 1616/12/16 at Woolwich Dockyard, confiscated (or purchased) by the Crown in 1620 and renamed.
The 16th of December I launched the great ship of Sir Walter Ralegh's called the Destiny, and had much ado to get her into the water, but I delivered her to him on float in good order and fashion; by which business I lost £700 and could never get any recompense at all for it, Sir Walter Ralegh going to sea and leaving me unsatisfied


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