Phoenix

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Nominal Guns38B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorState Navy
Launched1647B028
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich B028
ConstructorPeter Pett (1610-1672)BWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeFrigate B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Wrecked3.12.1664BWAS-1603

Dimensions


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

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1652150 BWAS-1603
1653160 BWAS-1603
1660130 BWAS-1603
1664150 BWAS-1603

11 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1647 - 1648CaptainOwen Cox (d.1653)BWAS-16031649CaptainThomas HarrisonBWAS-16031650CaptainWilliam BrandleyBWAS-16031650 - 28.8.1652CaptainJohn WadsworthBWAS-160312.1652 - 8.8.1653CaptainOwen Cox (d.1653)TRN28.1653 - 1654CaptainNicholas FosterBWAS-16031656 - 1658CaptainThomas WhetstoneBWAS-16031659CaptainThomas Bunn (d.1662)BWAS-16031660 - 1661CaptainEdward Nixon (d.1665)B05130.4.1663 - 19.9.1664CaptainRichard Utber (d.1669)BWAS-160316.9.1664 - 3.12.1664CaptainJohn Chicheley (1641-1690/91)BWAS-1603

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1650 - 10.1651General at SeaRobert Blake (1598-1657)BWAS-1603

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1663LieutenantHenry AdeyB0511663 - 1664LieutenantJohn Utber (d.1665)B051

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1647 - 4.1649PurserPhineus Pett (1628-1678)ref:6503.4.1649 - 1649PurserJohn LawrenceSPD-1649

Service History


DateEventSource
9.1648In the DownsBWAS-1603
1649In the Irish SeaBWAS-1603
10.3.1649/50Blockade of the Tagus
19.10.1650Took the Ship Le Jules (38)
25.1.1650/51Took the Dutch ship Liefde, of Amsterdam captain Meyndert Cornelisoon, of Enkhusen, off Cape St. Mary as she was carrying French goods out of MarseillesB117
6.1651At the Isles of ScillyBWAS-1603
10.1651At the Channel IslandsBWAS-1603
28.8.1652Taken by the at the Battle of ElbaBWAS-1603
28.8.1652Battle of Elba
16.11.1652Retaken by boats at LeghornBWAS-1603
1653In the Sound for the Winter 1653/54BWAS-1603
4.3.1652/53Battle of Leghorn
31.7.1653Battle of Scheveningen
1658In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1664In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1664Refitted as a 40 gunner
3.12.1664Wrecked in Gibraltar Bay by a stormBWAS-1603


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
9.1649-1650Winter Guard of 1649  
14.2.1649/50-1652Fleet sent to LisbonRobert Blake (1598-1657) 
1659-1659British Baltic Fleet 1659Edward Montagu (d.1672) 

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
TRN2The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume IJohn CharnockDigital Book
ref:650Mariner's Mirror Vol 013 - Phineus PettA. W. JohnsDigital Book
SPD-1649Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Interregnum, 1649-50Mary Anne Everett Green (editor)Book
B117NRS Vol 013 - Papers relating to the First Dutch War 1652-54 Vol IUnknownBook
 

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