Success -> 1660 Old Success

Nominal Guns38
NationalityCommonwealth of England
OperatorState Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fourth Rate ship 'Le Jules' (1648) (38)
CategoryFourth Rate
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB028
Burthen450Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel94' 0"Imperial Feet28.6512 
Breadth30' 0"Imperial Feet9.144 
Depth in Hold11' 6"Imperial Feet3.5052 
Draught Aft14' 0"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Burthen450Tons BM 

4 Ship Commanders

1651 - 1652Captain Butler Noades (d.1652)BWAS-16031652 - 1655Captain William KendallBWAS-16031655 - 1657Captain Zachary BrowneBWAS-16031658 - 1660Captain Thomas FleetBWAS-1603

2 Warrant Officers

1651Carpenter Thomas NealSPD-165127.12.1651 - 1651Carpenter Robert HaughtonSPD-1651

Service History

19.10.1650Taken by off the coast of PortugalBWAS-1603
14.10.1651Ordered fitted as part of the winter guardSPD-1651
18.2.1652/53Battle of Portland
2.6.1653Battle of the Gabbard
8.1654Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
4.4.1655Battle of Porto Farina
1659Convoy for East India Ships sailing to St HelenaBWAS-1603
1660Refitted as a 34 gunner
1660Renamed Old SuccessBWAS-1603
8.1660Returned with homeward bound convoy and laid upBWAS-1603
15.4.1662Reported as "not worth repairing"BWAS-1603


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1651-1652Fleet sent to BarbadosSir George Ayscue (d.1672) 

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