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Constant Warwick

400
Nominal Guns32B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorState Navy
Previously
Purchased20.1.1648/49B028
ShipyardRatcliffe - London W022
Designed by
Peter PettBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1610-1672
W022
Constructor
Peter PettBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1610-1672
B028
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeFrigateB028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Rebuilt1666B028
Becomes

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Keel85' 0"Imperial Feet25.908 
Breadth27' 0"Imperial Feet8.2296 
Depth in Hold12' 8"Imperial Feet3.7592 
Burthen342Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB032
Length of Keel85' 0"Imperial Feet25.908 
Breadth26' 5"Imperial Feet7.946 
Depth in Hold13' 2"Imperial Feet3.9793 
Burthen315Tons BM 

Armament


1666Broadside Weight = 189.5 Imperial Pound ( 85.9385 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck12 British Culverin
Gun Deck12 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck10 British Saker

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1652140EstablishmentB032
1689150Establishment for war at homeB032
1689180Establishment for war abroadB032

6 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
29.12.1649 - 1651Captain
Robert MoultonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1643-1652
SPD-1649
1651 - 5.1651Captain
? UpshottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1651
BWAS-1603
1651 - 1652Captain
Owen CoxBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1647-1653
BWAS-1603
1653 - 10.1656Captain
Richard PotterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1653-1660
BWAS-1603
1.1657 - 1657Captain
Robert VesseyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1651-1657
BWAS-1603
1.6.1661 - 1.8.1663Captain
Sir Robert KirbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1653-1665
B051

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1661Lieutenant
Michael LindseyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1661-1667
B051
1665Lieutenant
Peter EdwardsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1673
B051

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
29.12.1649 - 1649Master
Henry MaplesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1649
SPD-1649
8.1.1649/50 - 1650Cook
Edward BurtBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1650
W015

Service History


DateEventSource
25.4.1649In company with the took the Royalist in irish waters
25.4.1649Took the Ship
Charles (30) 1648-1649
British 30 Gun
4th Rate Ship
in Irish Waters

22.5.1649Arrived off KinsaleTRN2
10.3.1649/50Blockade of the Tagus
9.1650In Cadiz with Blake's FleetTRN2
1651In the Irish SeaBWAS-1603
28.8.1652Battle of Elba
1653Off the Dutch coast during the winterBWAS-1603
4.3.1652/53Battle of Leghorn
31.7.1653Battle of Scheveningen
3.1653/54Captured the Brest privateer of 42 guns, but carrying only 30, commanded by Sir Richard BeachW025
6.1660At PlymouthBWAS-1603
1662At TangierBWAS-1603
1663Laid up at PortsmouthBWAS-1603


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
9.1649-1650Winter Guard of 1649  
14.2.1649/50-1652Fleet sent to Lisbon
Robert BlakeBritish
Naval Sailor
Soldier
Service 1649-1657
 

Notes on Ship


House of Commons Journal Volume 6 13th January 1649W015
Ordered, That the Ship Constant Warwick be forthwith seized into the Hands of the State.

Ordered, That the Ship Constant Warwick be forthwith employed as the State's Ship, in this present Service of the State, for the Winter Guard: And that the Committee of the Navy do treat with Merchants, for the present victualing and manning the said Ship.

Ordered, That Captain Ingle be recommended to the Committee, to be the Commander of the said Ship: And that the Lord Admiral be required to grant him a Commission accordingly.


 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Roger Grant on Saturday 25th of November 2017 15:07

https://www.british-history.ac.uk/lords-jrnl/vol7/pp590-598#p135
gives other details from 1645:
Constant Warwick,
[commander]Jo. Gilson,
300 tons
120 men
26 guns

https://www.british-history.ac.uk/commons-jrnl/vol7/pp68-71#p31
In 1652:
Constant Warwick
Owen Cox
140
32

https://www.british-history.ac.uk/commons-jrnl/vol7/pp732-734#p68
In 1659:

To Captain Robert Vessey, his Commission to be Commander of the Constant Warwick Frigate.


Posted by Roger Grant on Saturday 25th of November 2017 14:58

https://www.british-history.ac.uk/rushworth-papers/vol7/pp979-1010#p147
Above ref to Rushworth Private Passages of State may be of interest.
Also (but less informative)
https://www.british-history.ac.uk/rushworth-papers/vol6/pp475-500#p108

110 men is given as rew no. in 1655:
https://www.british-history.ac.uk/rushworth-papers/vol6/pp475-500#p108

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