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Nominal Guns34B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorState Navy
Ordered12.1645BWAS-1603
Launched1646B028
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford B028
ConstructorPeter Pett (1610-1672)BWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeShip B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Wrecked3.12.1664BWAS-1603

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel98' 0"Imperial Feet29.8704 
Breadth28' 4"Imperial Feet8.5471 
Depth in Hold14' 2"Imperial Feet4.2799 
Burthen418 4494Tons BM 

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1646160 BWAS-1603
1660120 BWAS-1603

11 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1646 - 1647CaptainWilliam ThomasBWAS-160310.1647 - 1649CaptainRichard WilloughbyW0151650 - 12.1652CaptainJohn Mildmay (d.1653)BWAS-160312.1652 - 1655CaptainThomas Penrose (d.1667)BWAS-16031656 - 1657CaptainJohn WooltersBWAS-16031660CaptainAmbrose Smith (d.1660)BWAS-160327.3.1661 - 8.9.1662CaptainJohn Parker (d.1666)BWAS-16031664CaptainAmos Beare (d.1672)TRN21664CaptainRichard Country (d.1675/76)B05119.3.1663/64 - 3.11.1664CaptainNicholas Parker (d.1668)B0514.11.1664 - 3.12.1664CaptainPhilemon Bacon (d.1666)BWAS-1603

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
3.11.1649 - 12.1649General at SeaRobert Blake (1598-1657)ref:600

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1660LieutenantWilliam Trehearne (d.1667)B0511661LieutenantGerard WhiteB0511663LieutenantThomas TraffordB051

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1649 - 4.1649PurserJohn PlaiceSPD-16493.4.1649 - 1649PurserJohn ChapmanSPD-1649

Service History


DateEventSource
1646Commissioned for the Winter Guard 1646/47BWAS-1603
1647Stationed in the Irish Sea and then the ChannelBWAS-1603
9.1648Stationed in the DownsBWAS-1603
1649Took the Ship Mary and Joseph (36) captor attribution is uncertain
22.5.1649Blockade of Kinsale
1650On the West coastBWAS-1603
1651Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
12.1651Took the Ship Renommée (24)
12.7.1652Action of 1652-07-12
28.9.1652Battle of Kentish Knock
1653Refitted as a 38 gunner
18.2.1652/53Battle of Portland
2.6.1653Battle of the Gabbard
1660Refitted as a 34 gunner
1661At TangierBWAS-1603
1662In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1664In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
3.12.1664Wrecked in a storm at GibraltarBWAS-1603


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1647-1648Winter Guard of 1647Thomas Rainsborough 
9.1649-1650Winter Guard of 1649  
1659-1659British Baltic Fleet 1659Edward Montagu (d.1672) 
 

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