Pelican

415
Nominal Guns34B028
NationalityCommonwealth of England
OperatorState Navy
Ordered12.1649BWAS-1603
Named16.8.1650BWAS-1603
Launched1650B028
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardWapping - London B028
ConstructorJohn TaylorBWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeShip B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Burnt13.2.1655/56BWAS-1603

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck100' 0"Imperial Feet30.48 
Breadth30' 8"Imperial Feet9.3472 
Depth in Hold15' 4"Imperial Feet4.5923 
Burthen500 2294Tons BM 

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1650150 BWAS-1603
1653180 BWAS-1603

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.1650 - 1653CaptainJoseph Jordan (1603-1685)BWAS-16031653 - 3.1652/53CaptainJohn StokesBWAS-16033.1652/53 - 8.1653CaptainJohn SimonsBWAS-16037.1653 - 1654CaptainWilliam WhitehorneBWAS-16031655 - 13.2.1655/56CaptainRobert StoreyBWAS-1603

Service History


DateEventSource
1650In Scottish watersBWAS-1603
1650Completed at Wapping - London at a cost of £3250.0.0dBWAS-1603
1651In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
21.5.1652

Ordered by the Council of State to join General Blake in the Downs

B117
16.8.1652Battle of Plymouth
28.9.1652Battle of Kentish Knock
1653At St Helens for the Winter of 1653/54BWAS-1603
1653Refitted as a 42 gunner
18.2.1652/53Battle of Portland
2.6.1653Battle of the Gabbard
31.7.1653Battle of Scheveningen
13.2.1655/56Burnt by accident at PortsmouthBWAS-1603
1660Refitted as a 40 gunner

Fleets
FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1654/09/291657/08Fleet for the MediterraneanRobert Blake (1598-1657)

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
B117NRS Vol 013 - Papers relating to the First Dutch War 1652-54 Vol IUnknownBook
 

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