Nominal Guns34BWAS-1603
NationalityCommonwealth of England
OperatorState Navy
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardWoodbridge - Suffolk B028
ConstructorPeter Pett (1610-1672)BWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild1698B028
BecomesBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Advice' (1698) (48)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Keel100' 0"Imperial Feet30.48 
Breadth31' 2"Imperial Feet9.4996 
Depth in Hold12' 3"Imperial Feet3.6957 
Burthen554Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB028
Length of Gundeck118' 6"Tons BM 
Breadth31' 0"Tons BM 
Burthen516Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck118' 6"Tons BM 
Length of Keel100' 0"Imperial Feet30.48 
Breadth31' 2"Tons BM 
Depth in Hold15' 7"Imperial Feet4.6076 
Burthen516 6494Tons BM 


1694Broadside Weight = 300 Imperial Pound ( 136.0502 kg)B065
Lower Gun Deck22 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck20 British 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British Saker

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1650150 BWAS-1603
1.1652150 B117
1653180 BWAS-1603
1660140 BWAS-1603
1.7.1673220ADM 8/1 f1 versoADM8-DB

18 Commanding Officers

4.1650 - 1652CaptainGeorge DakinsW0151653 - 3.1652/53CaptainJohn DayBWAS-16033.1652/53 - 7.1653CaptainJeremy Smith (d.1675)BWAS-16037.1653 - 1660CaptainFrancis Allen (d.1662)W0158.11.1665 - 5.6.1666CaptainWilliam Poole (d.bef.1689)BWAS-160317.7.1666 - 25.11.1667CaptainCharles O'Bryan (d.1669)BWAS-160317.2.1669/70 - 23.2.1669/70CaptainHenry BernadistonBWAS-160327.2.1669/70 - 31.7.1670CaptainBenjamin Young (d.1670)BWAS-160323.7.1670 - 30.12.1670CaptainJohn Ashby (d.1693)BWAS-160312.11.1671 - 1.7.1673CaptainDominick NugentBWAS-16039.1673 - 12.10.1674CaptainJohn Dawson (d.1675) ADM 8/1/22ADM8-DB30.11.1678 - 18.4.1682CaptainWilliam HouldingB0511.9.1688 - 25.3.1689CaptainHenry WilliamsBWAS-16034.7.1689 - 11.2.1689/90CaptainJohn Granville (d.1702/3)BWAS-16039.1690 - 1692CaptainEdward Boys (d.1696)W01523.6.1693 - 10.9.1693CaptainCharles Hawkins (d.1693/94)BWAS-1603c.11.9.1693 - 6.10.1694CaptainWilliam Harman (d.1694)BWAS-16037.10.1694 - 22.11.1697CaptainEdward Acton (d.1707) ADM 6/3/44ADM 6/3

1 Flag Officer

1668 - 1670AdmiralSir John Harman (d.1673)BWAS-1603

8 Commissioned Officers

1663 - 1665LieutenantRobert Werden (d.1673)W0141665LieutenantRichard Bradford (d.1667)B0511671LieutenantEdward Russell (1653-1727)B0511.1672 - 6.1.1672/73LieutenantRalph Delavall (c.1641-1706/7)ODNB1673 - 15.10.1674LieutenantJohn WhistonB0515.1693 - 7.10.1694LieutenantEdward Acton (d.1707)ODNB14.10.1694 - 22.11.1697Second LieutenantJoseph Risby ADM 6/3/44ADM 6/34.4.1695 - 22.11.1697First LieutenantWalter Pigot (d.1754) ADM 6/3/44ADM 6/3

1 Crewman

11.10.1689 - 15.5.1692VolunteerPhilip Boys (1671-1726/27) ADM 107/1/41ADM 107/1

Service History

1650Commissioned for the West coastBWAS-1603
1650Completed at Woodbridge - Suffolk at a cost of £3334.10.0dBWAS-1603
16.2.1651/52C.O.S. orders to "To victual and furnish stores for the Advice frigate at Deptford for two weeks, she being appointed to go as convoy to Holland with the body of Lord Spiering."SPD-1651-2
28.9.1652Battle of Kentish Knock
1653On the Dutch coast during the winter of 1653/54BWAS-1603
1653Refitted as a 42 gunner
18.2.1652/53Battle of Portland
4.1653Capture of the Dutch East Indiaman, the Roos of Amsterdam. The Roos is described as being about 800 tons and having 26 guns. Taken into the English Fleet as the Indian (44)
2.6.1653Battle of the Gabbard
1659Operations in the SoundBWAS-1603
1660Refitted as a 40 gunner
6.1660In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1664In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
3.6.1665Battle of Lowestoft
29.5.1666Damaged in a collision with the Bonaventure (48)
25.7.1666St James Day Battle
9.8.1666Holmes' Bonfire
1668Flagship in the Mediterranean until 1670BWAS-1603
7.1670The Advice and theBasing (22) fought 7 Algerian warships and beat them off from a convoy, but both captains were killed.
8.5.1671Battle of Bugia
28.5.1672Battle of Solebay
28.5.1673First Battle of Schooneveld
4.6.1673Second Battle of Schooneveld
11.8.1673Battle of Texel

Pay report for a period of 8 months, 0 weeks and 6 days totaling £2,497.0.0d. ADM 8/1 f6 verso


Noted as "newly come out of ye Dock" at Woolwich .

1674In the StraitsBWAS-1603
1678Commissioned as guardship at PortsmouthBWAS-1603
1.5.1689Battle of Bantry Bay
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur
1.6.1692Action at Cherbourg
1693Sailed to the West IndiesBWAS-1603
1694In the West IndiesBWAS-1603
1696Sailed to the East IndiesBWAS-1603
1697Returned homeBWAS-1603


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

Notes on Ship

Gunner's Stores

In 1670 the establishment for ordinance and gunner's stores was
Guns54 Tons
Shot14 tons 10 Hundred-weight
Powder130 Barrels
StoresCost £514-7-0


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Posted by Brian on Tuesday 10th of June 2014 22:51

1670/07 The Advice and the Basing fought 7 Algerian warships and beat them off from a convoy, but both captains were killed.
The London Gazette
Publication date:11 August 1670
London Aug. 14 - Letters of July 21 on board the Advice before Cartagena, confirm to us the engagement of that Frigate and the Guernsey, to the Westward of Cape de Gaes, with seven Turks men of war, whereof the Admiral carried 56 guns, the Vice Admiral the like number, the Rear Admiral a new ship of 60 guns, and none of the other less than 40 guns, telling us that Captain Young and Allingson, were the first men that were killed on either ship in the first days engagement, which notwithstanding the two frigates so well defended themselves, that the enemies Vice Admiral, was forced to bring herself upon the Careen, and might have been sunk had not the frigates tacked about to preserve their convoys. The next morning they mad several prossers to come up again but did not ? between twelve and one of the clock, but then evidently demonstrated their dislike of the former days entertainment, taking car not to come near, fighting only with their great guns, so that their small shot did no execution, which fight they continued till about six of the clock in the evening, and then stood off to sea, leaving the frigates with their convoys very safe to pursue their course, and were the next morning out off sight.
In this fight the frigate Advice had seven men beside the Captain killed, and 15 or 16 wounded; the Guernsey had none killed besides the Captain and 3 or 4 wounded.

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