Nominal Guns30B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned1638B028
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardBermondsey - London B028
ConstructorMathew GravesBWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel90' 0"Imperial Feet27.432 
Breadth26' 0"Imperial Feet7.9248 
Depth in Hold13' 0"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Burthen304 20100Baker's Rule Tons 
Burthen405 50100Tons and Tonnage 


1666Broadside Weight = 170 Imperial Pound ( 77.09525 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck7 British Culverin
Gun Deck13 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck6 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck10 British Saker
Gun Deck2 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1652120 BWAS-1603
1.1652120 B117
1653140 BWAS-1603
1666140 BWAS-1603

18 Commanding Officers

1638 - 1640CaptainRobert Slingsby (1611-1661)ODNB1640 - 1641CaptainRichard SeamanBWAS-16031642Captain BaldwinBWAS-16031643CaptainCaesar BrooksBWAS-16031643 - 1644UnknownJoseph Jordan (1603-1685)W0151644 - 1646CaptainJoseph Jordan (1603-1685)W0151646CaptainSir George Ayscue (d.1672)ODNB1647 - 1648CaptainJoseph Jordan (1603-1685)BWAS-16031650CaptainAbraham Wheeler (d.1652)BWAS-16031651 - 1654CaptainThomas VallisBWAS-16031656 - 1659CaptainEdward ThompsonBWAS-160321.11.1663 - 2.1.1664/65CaptainValentine PyendB05131.1.1664/65 - 27.2.1664/65CaptainJames Ableson (d.1665)B05110.3.1664/65 - 30.7.1666CaptainTobias Sackler (d.1666)BWAS-16031666 - 1667CaptainJohn Turner (d.1672)B05131.7.1666 - 5.9.1666CaptainBenjamin SymondsBWAS-16036.9.1666 - 19.10.1666CaptainJohn Turner (d.1672)BWAS-160327.2.1666/67 - 23.5.1667CaptainJohn Turner (d.1672)BWAS-1603

1 Commissioned Officer

1663LieutenantWilliam Hammond (d.1667)B051

Service History

1642In the ChannelBWAS-1603
1643Service in Irish WatersBWAS-1603
1646Part of the Winter Guard 1646/47BWAS-1603
1647Part of the Western Guard and in the Irish SeaBWAS-1603
1650Present at the Blockade of LisbonBWAS-1603
1653At Chatham for the winterBWAS-1603
2.6.1653Battle of the Gabbard
31.7.1653Battle of Scheveningen
1656Operations in the SoundBWAS-1603
3.6.1665Battle of Lowestoft
1666Refitted as a 32 gunner
1.6.1666Four Days Battle
25.7.1666St James Day Battle
6.1667Converted to a fireshipBWAS-1603
6.1667Refitted as a 8 gun Fireship

FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
16451645Summer Guard of 1645 
16471648Winter Guard of 1647Thomas Rainsborough
1649/091650Winter Guard of 1649 


B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
B117NRS Vol 013 - Papers relating to the First Dutch War 1652-54 Vol IUnknownBook
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
W015English Parliamentary JournalsVariousWeb Site
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume IJohn CharnockDigital Book

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