Foresight

418
Nominal Guns34B028
NationalityCommonwealth of England
OperatorState Navy
Ordered24.12.1649BWAS-1603
Launched1650B028
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford B028
ConstructorJonas Shish (d.1674/75)B028
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeShip B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Wrecked4.7.1698B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB028
Length of Gundeck121'Imperial Feet36.882 
Breadth32Imperial Feet0.4064 
Burthen524Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB022
Length of Gundeck121' 2"Imperial Feet36.8832 
Length of Keel102' 0"Imperial Feet31.0896 
Breadth31' 1"Imperial Feet9.4742 
Depth in Hold15' 5"Imperial Feet4.5974 
Burthen525 1994Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck121' 0"Imperial Feet36.8808 
Length of Keel101' 6"Imperial Feet30.9372 
Breadth30' 10"Imperial Feet9.144 
Depth in Hold15' 5"Imperial Feet4.5974 
Burthen513 2694Tons BM 

Armament


1666Broadside Weight = 299 Imperial Pound ( 135.5966 kg)B022
Lower Gun Deck22 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck20 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck4 British Saker

1677Broadside Weight = 304.5 Imperial Pound ( 138.0909 kg)B022
Lower Gun Deck22 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck20 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck6 British Saker

1685Broadside Weight = 319 Imperial Pound ( 144.6667 kg)B022
Lower Gun Deck22 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck22 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck8 British Saker

1685Broadside Weight = 314 Imperial Pound ( 142.3991 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck22 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck22 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck4 British Saker
Quarterdeck4 British Minions

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1650150 BWAS-1603
1653180EstablishmentB022
1660140EstablishmentB022
1.7.1673220adm 8/1/1ADM8-DB
1.1.1678/79Home: 200 Abroad: 230 Peacetime: 150adm 8/1/113ADM8-DB

31 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1650 - 1653CaptainSamuel HowettBWAS-16031653 - 1654CaptainRichard Stayner (d.1662)BWAS-16031654 - 5.1660CaptainPeter Mootham (d.1666)B0511.10.1661 - 8.8.1662CaptainThomas Allin (1612-1685)BWAS-16039.8.1662 - 25.9.1663CaptainPackington Brookes (d.1666)B0512.11.1664 - 26.8.1666CaptainPackington Brookes (d.1666)BWAS-16031665 - 1666CaptainRichard GoodladB05118.9.1665 - 25.7.1666CaptainHugh Seymour (d.1666)BWAS-16031666CaptainAbraham Goodheart (d.1673)B05127.7.1666 - 6.11.1666CaptainWilliam Finch (d.1673)B0516.11.1666 - 31.1.1667/68CaptainRichard GoodladBWAS-160330.5.1668 - 6.7.1668CaptainJames Carteret (d.1668)B05117.5.1669 - 16.1.1671/72CaptainJohn Hayward (d.1673)TRN21673CaptainRichard James (d.1679/80)B0514.2.1672/73 - 7.5.1674CaptainRichard James (d.1679/80)BWAS-16038.9.1674 - 27.10.1674CaptainSir John ErnleBWAS-160326.10.1674 - 4.7.1676CaptainWilliam DaviesB05114.11.1677 - 16.10.1678CaptainFrancis WilshawB05111.1.1679/80 - 28.1.1679/80CaptainSir Robert RobinsonB05127.1.1679/80 - 3.2.1681/82CaptainHenry Killigrew (1652-1712)BWAS-160322.11.1682 - 15.7.1683CaptainDavid Trotter (d.1683)BWAS-16038.2.1683/84 - 15.6.1684CaptainGeorge Aylmer (d.1689)B0516.3.1686/87 - 12.7.1687CaptainLawrence WrightW0147.1687 - 8.1688CaptainSir John Narborough (1640-1688)BWAS-16031689 - 1690CaptainDaniel Jones (d.1693/94)BWAS-16031690 - 1691CaptainBasil Beaumont (1669-1703)BWAS-16031691CaptainThomas Gillam (d.1693)BWAS-16031693 - 14.3.1694/95CaptainIsaac Townsend (d.1731)BWAS-160315.3.1694/95 - 12.1.1696/97CaptainHovenden Walker (1666-1725) ADM 6/3/41ADM 6/312.1.1696/97 - 30.3.1697CaptainGeorge Delavall (c.1667-1723) ADM 6/4/61ADM 6/431.3.1697 - 4.7.1698CaptainCharles Richards (d.1702/3) ADM 6/4/86BWAS-1603

7 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1662LieutenantWilliam Hammond (d.1667)B0511665 - 1666LieutenantJohn NorthB0511668LieutenantThomas Page (d.1674)B0511669LieutenantJohn Fletcher (d.1672)B05127.7.1674 - 29.5.1677LieutenantJohn George (d.1690)B05118.9.1696 - 1697First LieutenantPhilip Wroth ADM 6/4/27ADM 6/411.6.1697 - 27.2.1700/1First LieutenantWilliam Clarke (c.1666-1727) ADM 6/4/103ADM 6/4

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
28.9.1689 - 24.4.1691GunnerCharles Moody (c.1659-?) ADM 107/1/17ADM 107/1

4 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
22.1.1688 - 25.8.1688Quarter GunnerRobert Hemmens (c.1658-?) ADM 107/1/64ADM 107/123.7.1690 - 25.5.1691MidshipmanJoseph Taylor (c.1664-?) ADM 107/1/63ADM 107/118.8.1690 - 24.12.1690Volunteer-per-orderWilliam Villiers Beaumont (1676-1697) ADM 107/1/60ADM 107/14.2.1695/96 - 1696Volunteer-per-orderPhilip Tench ADM 6/3/125ADM 6/3

3 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
20.2.1687/88 - 27.3.1689Able SeamanWilliam Gill ADM 107/1/8ADM 107/110.6.1689 - 16.9.1690Captain's ServantNicholas Gibbon (c.1661-?) ADM 107/1/78ADM 107/115.8.1694 - 17.2.1694/95Able SeamanSamuel Edwards (c.1671-1707) ADM 107/1/87ADM 107/1

Service History


DateEventSource
1650Winter Guard - Downs and East Coast
1650The Squadron sailed for the Azures in search of Prince Rupert
1650Completed at Unknown at a cost of £3393.0.0dBWAS-1603
30.11.1650Sailed from Spithead as part Sir William Penn (d.1670) squadron in company with Swiftsure (46) , Pelican (34) , and Guinea (30)
1.1651The squadron was joined by the Fairfax and some "frigates"
29.3.1651The squadron passed the straits into the Mediterranean
25.7.1651Arrived in Malta
9.1651The squadron was in the Straits
10.1651Near Gibraltar
18.3.1651/52Arrived in Falmouth
28.9.1652Battle of Kentish Knock
30.11.1652Battle of Dungeness
1653Refitted as a 42 gunner
18.2.1652/53Battle of Portland
2.6.1653Battle of the Gabbard
31.7.1653Battle of Scheveningen
4.4.1655Battle of Porto Farina
20.4.1657Battle of Santa Cruz
1660Part of the fleet that escorted Charles II back to England
3.8.1665Battle of Vågen
1666Refitted as a 46 gunner
25.7.1666St James Day Battle
18.9.1666Foresight was part of Thomas Allin's squadron which took prize the French vessel Le Rubis (60) (60 guns)
18.9.1666Took the Ship of the Line Le Rubis (60) Off Cape Dungeness
28.5.1673First Battle of Schooneveld
4.6.1673Second Battle of Schooneveld
11.8.1673Battle of Texel
31.8.1673

Pay record starting 4.2.1672/73 for a period of 7 months, 1 weeks & 6 days for a value of £2,349.0.0d.

ADM8-DB
28.9.1673

At Sheerness . "Already Clean’d and now und’r Victualling for two months"

ADM8-DB
1675Sailed to Jamaica
1677Refitted as a 48/42 gun Fourth RateADM8-DB
1678In the Mediterranean
1680In the Mediterranean
4.1682Paid off
22.11.1682Recommissioned
1684In the Mediterranean
1685Refitted as a 52 gunner
3.1686/87Commissioned for Jamaica
4.10.1689Action of 4th October 1689
16.4.1690Took the Ship Le Julien (14) BWAS-1603
1693Commissioned for Jamaica
7.1694Refitting
1697Sailed for Jamaica
1698Ordered home to be sold
4.7.1698Wrecked on the Jardine Rocks, south of CubaBWAS-1603


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
29.9.1654-8.1657Fleet for the MediterraneanRobert Blake (1598-1657) 
1659-1659British Baltic Fleet 1659Edward Montagu (d.1672) 

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
B022The 50-Gun ShipRif WinfieldBook
ADM8-DBADM 8 Database ProjectSamuel McLeanArchive
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume IJohn CharnockDigital Book
TRN2The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
W014Anglo-Dutch Wars BLOGJames C BenderWeb Site
ADM 6/3ADM 6/3 Commission and Warrant Book 1694/5 Jan.-1696 25 May Archive
ADM 6/4ADM 6/4 Commission and Warrent Book 1696 25 May-1698 20 Jan. Archive
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume IIJohn CharnockDigital Book
ADM 107/1ADM 107/1 1691-1703 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive
 

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