Nominal Guns34B028
NationalityCommonwealth of England
OperatorState Navy
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardWoodbridge - Suffolk B028
ConstructorPeter Pett (1610-1672)BWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild1701B028
BecomesBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Reserve' (1701) (48)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck118' 0"Imperial Feet35.9664 
Length of Keel100' 0"Imperial Feet30.48 
Breadth31' 1"Imperial Feet9.4742 
Depth in Hold15' 6 ½"Imperial Feet4.5847 
Burthen513 8794Tons BM 


1666Broadside Weight = 304.5 Imperial Pound ( 138.0909 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck22 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck20 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck6 British Saker

1685Broadside Weight = 308 Imperial Pound ( 139.6781 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck22 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck22 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck4 British Saker

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1.1652150 B117
1653180 BWAS-1603
1666180 BWAS-1603

22 Commanding Officers

1650 - 1653CaptainRobert Clarke (d.1669)BWAS-16031653CaptainRobert TaylorBWAS-16031654 - 1660CaptainRobert PlumleighBWAS-16039.8.1662 - 22.9.1663CaptainRobert Holmes (1622-1692)BWAS-16034.9.1664 - 2.4.1665CaptainJohn Hayward (d.1673)BWAS-16034.4.1665 - 20.9.1666CaptainJohn TyrwhittB05123.9.1666 - 19.1.1666/67CaptainRalph Lassells (d.1677)BWAS-160320.1.1666/67 - 3.8.1668CaptainChristopher Gunman (1634-1685)B05123.8.1670 - 15.1.1671/72CaptainThomas ElliottB05128.4.1672 - 14.10.1673CaptainJasper GrantBWAS-160317.10.1673 - 27.6.1674CaptainThomas Wilshaw (d.1702)B05122.3.1674/75 - 19.6.1677CaptainEdward Russell (1653-1727)BWAS-16034.6.1678 - 2.6.1679CaptainDavid Lloyd (d.1714)BWAS-16033.6.1679 - 5.6.1680CaptainLawrence WrightBWAS-160314.8.1681 - 13.5.1683CaptainHenry Priestman (1647-1712)BWAS-160320.6.1685 - 13.8.1685CaptainGeorge Aylmer (d.1689)BWAS-16038.1685 - 27.9.1688CaptainDominick NugentBWAS-160318.4.1689 - 6.1689CaptainGeorge Byng (1663/64-1732/33)BWAS-16036.1689 - 1691CaptainRichard Keigwin (d.1690)BWAS-1603bef.31.10.1690 - aft.12.10.1694CaptainThomas Crawley ADM 106/395/2BWAS-1603c.11.1694 - 4.8.1695CaptainJames Lawnce (d.1695)BWAS-16035.8.1695 - 29.7.1698CaptainJohn Moses (d.1703) ADM 6/5/20
Commission confirmed 19.5.1698

6 Commissioned Officers

1662 - 1663LieutenantCharles TalbotB05123.2.1674/75 - 19.6.1677First LieutenantRalph Wrenn (d.1692) ADM 8/1/78W014bef.9.1676 - bef.1.5.1677Second LieutenantRobert Bodham ADM 8/1/78ADM8bef.3.3.1676/77 - 19.6.1677Second LieutenantWilliam Botham (d.1690) ADM 8/1/74ADM824.3.1695/96 - 3.8.1698First LieutenantJohn Steward ADM 6/5/26ADM 6/55.12.1696 - 3.8.1698Second LieutenantJoseph Line ADM 6/5/20
Commission confirmed 16.5.1698
ADM 6/5

1 Warrant Officer

1668 - 1.1668SurgeonNathaniel Doggetref:948

6 Petty Officers

27.9.1689 - 1.3.1690MidshipmanRobert Hemmens (c.1658-?) ADM 107/1/64ADM 107/110.9.1690 - 3.5.1692MidshipmanGeorge Maugham (c.1671-1702) ADM 107/1/9ADM 107/113.10.1690 - 19.4.1692MidshipmanHenry Parker ADM 107/1/8ADM 107/127.3.1692 - 22.8.1693Volunteer-per-orderCharles Squibb (c.1673-?) ADM 107/1/54ADM 107/16.8.1693 - 13.1.1694/95MidshipmanWilliam Tomm (c.1670-?) ADM 107/1/75ADM 107/110.9.1694 - 12.1.1694/95MidshipmanWilliam Dring (c.1673-?) ADM 107/1/91ADM 107/1

Service History

1650Commissioned for the North coastBWAS-1603
1650Completed at Woodbridge - Suffolk at a cost of £3334.10.0dBWAS-1603
1653Refitted as a 44 gunner
1659Operations in the SoundBWAS-1603
1660Newfoundland fishery protection dutyBWAS-1603
3.6.1665Battle of Lowestoft
1666Refitted as a 48 gunner
1.6.1666Four Days Battle
25.7.1666St James Day Battle
1673Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1675Sailed to NewfoundlandBWAS-1603
1677Refitted as a 48 gunner
1678Stationed in the ChannelBWAS-1603
1679Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1603
1681Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
8.1685Commissioned as guardship at PortsmouthBWAS-1603
1691Commissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur
1693Sailed with a Newfoundland convoyBWAS-1603
1694Stationed at the NoreBWAS-1603
1696Sailed to JamaicaBWAS-1603
1697Sailed to NewfoundlandBWAS-1603
1698Put up for sale, but instead rebuilt in 1701BWAS-1603


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1659-1659British Baltic Fleet 1659Edward Montagu (d.1672) 

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