Foresight

418
Nominal Guns34B028
NationalityCommonwealth of England
OperatorState Navy
Ordered24.12.1649BWAS-1603
Launched1650B028
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford B028
Constructor Jonas Shish (d.1674/75)B028
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line 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 - 1653Captain Samuel HowettBWAS-16031653 - 1654Captain Richard Stayner (1625-1662)BWAS-16031654 - 5.1660Captain Peter Mootham (d.1666)B0511.10.1661 - 8.8.1662Captain Thomas Allin (1612-1685)BWAS-16039.8.1662 - 25.9.1663Captain Packington Brookes (d.1666)B0512.11.1664 - 26.8.1666Captain Packington Brookes (d.1666)BWAS-16031665 - 1666Captain Richard GoodladB05118.9.1665 - 25.7.1666Captain Hugh Seymour (d.1666)BWAS-16031666Captain Abraham Goodheart (d.1673)B05127.7.1666 - 6.11.1666Captain William Finch (d.1673)B0516.11.1666 - 31.1.1667/68Captain Richard GoodladBWAS-160330.5.1668 - 6.7.1668Captain James Carteret (d.1668)B05117.5.1669 - 16.1.1671/72Captain John Hayward (d.1673)TRN24.2.1672/73 - 7.5.1674Captain Richard James (d.1679/80)BWAS-16038.9.1674 - 27.10.1674CaptainSir John ErnleBWAS-160326.10.1674 - 4.7.1676Captain William DaviesB05114.11.1677 - 16.10.1678Captain Francis WilshawB05111.1.1679/80 - 28.1.1679/80CaptainSir Robert RobinsonB05127.1.1679/80 - 3.2.1681/82Captain Henry Killigrew (1652-1712)BWAS-160322.11.1682 - 15.7.1683Captain David Trotter (d.1683)BWAS-16038.2.1683/84 - 24.5.1684Captain George Aylmer (d.1689)B0516.3.1686/87 - 12.7.1687Captain Lawrence WrightW0147.1687 - 8.1688CaptainSir John Narborough (1640-1688)BWAS-16031689 - 1690Captain Daniel Jones (d.1693/94)BWAS-1603c.1689 - aft.17.3.1688/89Captain Edward Stanley (d.1693) ADM 106/392/183ADM 10625.12.1689 - 21.12.1690Captain Basil Beaumont (1669-1703)BWAS-160320.4.1691 - 24.10.1691Captain Thomas Gillam (d.1693)BWAS-16031.11.1692 - 14.3.1694/95Captain Isaac Townsend (d.1731)BWAS-160315.3.1694/95 - 12.1.1696/97Captain Hovenden Walker (1666-1725) ADM 6/3/41ADM 6/312.1.1696/97 - 30.3.1697Captain George Delavall (c.1667-1723) ADM 6/4/61ADM 6/431.3.1697 - 4.7.1698Captain Charles Richards (d.1702/3) ADM 6/4/86BWAS-1603

7 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1662Lieutenant William Hammond (d.1667)B0511665 - 1666Lieutenant John NorthB0511668Lieutenant Thomas Page (d.1674)B0511669Lieutenant John Fletcher (d.1672)B05127.7.1674 - 4.7.1676Lieutenant John George (d.1690) ADM 8/1/74B05118.9.1696 - 11.6.1697First Lieutenant Philip Wroth ADM 6/4/27ADM 6/411.6.1697 - 4.7.1698First Lieutenant William Clarke (c.1666-1727) ADM 6/4/103ADM 6/4

1 Warrant Officer


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

4 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
22.1.1688 - 25.8.1688Quarter Gunner Robert Hemmens (c.1658-?) ADM 107/1/64ADM 107/110.2.1689/90 - 19.11.1690Midshipman Joseph Taylor (c.1664-?) ADM 107/1/63ADM 107/115.8.1690 - 21.12.1690Volunteer-per-order William Villiers Beaumont (1676-1697) ADM 107/1/60ADM 107/14.2.1695/96 - 1696Volunteer-per-order Philip Tench ADM 6/3/125ADM 6/3

3 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
20.2.1687/88 - 27.3.1689Able Seaman William Gill ADM 107/1/8ADM 107/110.6.1689 - 16.9.1690Captain's Servant Nicholas Gibbon (c.1661-?) ADM 107/1/78ADM 107/115.8.1694 - 17.2.1694/95Able Seaman Samuel 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 (1621-1670) 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 Mediterranean Robert Blake (1598-1657) 
1659-1659British Baltic Fleet 1659 Edward Montagu (d.1672) 
 

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