Nominal Guns34B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorState Navy
Keel Laid Down6.1649BWAS-1603
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth B028
Constructor Thomas EastwoodBWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeFrigate B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel99' 0"Imperial Feet30.1752 
Breadth28' 4"Imperial Feet8.5471 
Depth in Hold12' 8"Imperial Feet3.7592 
Burthen422 6994Tons BM 


1666Broadside Weight = 315 Imperial Pound ( 142.8525 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck23 British Culverin
Gun Deck22 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck6 British 3-Pounder

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

1685Broadside Weight = 274.5 Imperial Pound ( 124.4859 kg)B022
Lower Gun Deck22 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British Saker Cutts

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1649150 BWAS-1603
1653170 BWAS-1603
1660130 BWAS-1603
1666160 BWAS-1603

14 Ship Commanders

1650 - 1653Captain William BrandleyBWAS-16031653 - 10.1653Captain Robert DurnfordBWAS-160315.10.1653 - 1654Captain Joseph Cubitt (d.1663)B0511654 - 1655Captain John BourneBWAS-16031655Captain Anthony YoungBWAS-16031655 - 1660Captain Robert Sansom (d.1665)BWAS-160317.12.1663 - 28.3.1665Captain Henry Terne (d.1666)B05129.3.1665 - 8.6.1666Captain Robert Mohun (d.1667)BWAS-16039.6.1666 - 21.1.1667/68Captain Thomas Guy (d.1674)BWAS-16031668Captain William BasseBWAS-160323.4.1669 - 14.11.1671Captain William Coleman (d.1681)B05118.5.1672 - 16.4.1674Captain James Page (d.1674)BWAS-160323.4.1675 - 16.11.1678Captain James Storey (d.1682)B05130.8.1688 - 9.8.1689Captain George St Loe (d.1689)BWAS-1603

4 Commissioned Officers

1663Lieutenant Gerard WhiteB0511672 - 16.4.1674Lieutenant John George (d.1690)B051bef.9.1676 - aft.1.5.1677Lieutenant Thomas Lloyd ADM 8/1/78ADM85.9.1688 - 9.8.1689Lieutenant James Killigrew (d.1694/95)ref:1059

2 Crewmen

16.10.1684 - 20.10.1686Gunner's Servant Thomas Russell (c.1659-1739/40) Transfered ADM 107/1/100ADM 107/14.8.1689 - 9.8.1689Volunteer Henry Parker ADM 107/1/8ADM 107/1

Service History

1650Completed at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £3587.0.0dBWAS-1603
1651With squadron in the Irish SeaBWAS-1603
1652Refitted as a 34 gunner
19.5.1652Battle of Dover
12.7.1652Action of 1652-07-12
28.9.1652Battle of Kentish Knock
1653Refitted as a 42 gunner
2.6.1653Battle of the Gabbard
31.7.1653Battle of Scheveningen
1659Operations in the SoundBWAS-1603
1660Off the North coastBWAS-1603
1660Refitted as a 38 gunner
1664In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
3.6.1665Battle of Lowestoft
1666Refitted as a 44 gunner
1.6.1666Four Days Battle
25.7.1666St James Day Battle
1670In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
8.5.1671Battle of Bugia
14.11.1671Paid offADM 33
11.8.1673Battle of Texel
23.4.1675Commissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1677Refitted as a 46 gunner
16.11.1678Paid offADM 33
1685Refitted as a 48 gunner
1689Refitted as a 46 gunner
1.5.1689Battle of Bantry Bay
9.8.1689Capture of the Portsmouth
9.8.1689Taken by Le Marquis (60) and destroyed in the Channel

Notes on Ship

Cost of building the PortsmouthB022

For the Hull, masts & spars £3,587-0-0 £8-10-0 per ton
Cordage £322-17-0 £45 per ton
Cables    £495-0-0 £45 per ton
Anchors    £106-4-0 43s per ton
Blocks, Tops & Pumps 79-0-0
Sails    271-0-2    17d per square yard
Total Cost    £4,951-3-10

Later DimensionsB022

Length of Keel     100' 0"
Breadth    29' 6"
Depth in Hold    12' 8"
Draught    16' 0"
Burthen    463


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