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 Equivalentref:165
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 CarteretBWAS-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?ref:165
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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