Nominal Guns38B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorState Navy
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham B028
Constructor Henry GoddardBWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeShip B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
BecomesBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Dragon' (1690) (48)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck120' 0"Imperial Feet36.576 
Length of Keel96' 0"Imperial Feet29.2608 
Breadth28' 6"Imperial Feet8.5535 
Depth in Hold14' 3"Imperial Feet4.2863 
Draught Aft15' 0"Imperial Feet4.572 
Burthen414 7294Tons BM 


1666Broadside Weight = 220 Imperial Pound ( 99.7702 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck12 British Culverin
Gun Deck20 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck8 British Saker

1677Broadside Weight = 269 Imperial Pound ( 121.9916 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck22 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pound Saker
Quarterdeck4 British Saker

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1653160 BWAS-1603
1660130 BWAS-1603
1666160 BWAS-1603
1.1.1679/80Home: 220 Abroad: 185 Peacetime: 140ADM 8/1/113ADM8-DB

15 Ship Commanders

1647 - 1649Captain Anthony YoungBWAS-16031650 - 1653Captain John StokesBWAS-16031653 - 1655Captain Edmund Seaman (d.1666)BWAS-16031656 - 1660Captain Richard Haddock (1629-1714/15)BWAS-16031664 - 1665Captain Valentine PyendB05124.2.1664/65 - 23.7.1665Captain John Lloyd (d.1672)B05116.11.1665 - 6.6.1666Captain Daniel Helling (d.1672)B0517.1666 - 1667Captain Thomas Room Coyle (d.1689)B05121.3.1667/68 - 4.9.1668Captain Richard MayBWAS-16036.3.1668/69 - 20.5.1672Captain Arthur Herbert (1648-1716)BWAS-16031.7.1672 - 12.9.1673Captain Thomas ChamberlainBWAS-160313.9.1673 - 19.2.1673/74Captain David Trotter (d.1683)BWAS-160312.9.1674 - 22.11.1677CaptainSir Roger Strickland (1640-1717)B0514.3.1681/82 - 26.5.1684Captain Thomas HamiltonBWAS-160311.7.1686 - 16.5.1689Captain Henry Killigrew (1652-1712)BWAS-1603

6 Commissioned Officers

1665Lieutenant John Turner (d.1672)B0511669 - 1672Lieutenant John Pearce (d.1673)B0511672Lieutenant Robert WilkinsonB0511674 - aft.3.3.1676/77Lieutenant John Tyrrell ADM 8/1/78B0512.11.1676 - 12.1678Second Lieutenant William Gifford (1649-1724) ADM 8/1/83HPO10.12.1676 - 5.11.1677First Lieutenant Thomas Hopson (1643-1717) ADM 8/1/83ODNB

1 Petty Officer

9.8.1686 - 11.9.1687Midshipman Bowden Nightingale (c.1659-?) ADM 107/1/18ADM 107/1

1 Crewman

25.9.1685 - 24.3.1684/85Ordinary Seaman Archibald Hamilton (d.c.1739) ADM 107/1/7ADM 107/1

Service History

26.9.1650Ordered for service on the coast of Ireland as part of the Winter GuardW015
7.9.1652Took two ships of the Swedish African company and brought then into Plymouth, they were the Christiana and the NorthcopingNRS002
28.9.1652Battle of Kentish Knock
30.11.1652Battle of Dungeness
1653In the Thames for the Winter 1653/54BWAS-1603
18.2.1652/53Battle of Portland
2.6.1653Battle of the Gabbard
31.7.1653Battle of Scheveningen
6.1655Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
7.1656Returned to serve in the ChannelBWAS-1603
3.6.1665Battle of Lowestoft
3.12.1665Entered PortsmouthBG
1666Refitted as a 40 gunner
1.6.1666Four Days Battle
25.7.1666St James Day Battle
9.8.1666Holmes' Bonfire
5.1671Action against two Algerine vesselsB051
8.5.1671Battle of Bugia
5.1672Three day running fight with two AlgerinesBWAS-1603

Convoy to Dublin, thence to the Soundings


Pay record starting 1.11.1671 for a period of 23 months, 3 weeks & 5 days for a value of £6,700.0.0d.

28.9.1673At Deptford ADM8-DB
1674In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1677Refitted as a 46/40 gun Fourth Rate ADM 8/1/113ADM8-DB
1682In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1686Flagship in the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1689Broken up at Deptford to be rebuiltBWAS-1603
16.5.1689Paid offADM 51


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
9.1649-1650Winter Guard of 1649  
1659-1659British Baltic Fleet 1659 Edward Montagu (d.1672) 

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