Nominal Guns42/36B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned9.8.1666B028
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich B028
Constructor Christopher Pett (1620-1667/68)BWAS-1603
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeShip B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
BecomesFrench Fourth Rate frégate-vaisseau de 1er ordre 'Le Faucon Anglais' (1694) (48)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel88' 0"Imperial Feet26.8224 
Breadth27' 4"Imperial Feet8.2441 
Depth in Hold12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Draught Aft13' 0"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Burthen249 6794Tons BM 


1685Broadside Weight = 179 Imperial Pound ( 81.1766 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck20 British 12-Pounder
Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck4 British Saker

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1666Home: 140 Abroad: 120 Peacetime: 95 BWAS-1603
1668Home: 180 Abroad: 150 Peacetime: 115 BWAS-1603
1.1.1678/79Home: 150 Abroad: 180 Peacetime: 115adm 8/1/90ADM8-DB

18 Ship Commanders

9.8.1666 - 23.12.1667Captain Robert Sheppard (d.1669/70)BWAS-160318.3.1667/68 - 8.5.1668Captain John Holmes (d.1679)B0519.5.1668 - 10.8.1668Captain Thomas Page (d.1674)B0511.3.1668/69 - 3.11.1669Captain John Hubbard (d.1671)BWAS-16035.11.1669 - 24.6.1670Captain John TyrwhittB05124.9.1670 - 3.2.1671/72Captain Robert Werden (d.1673)B05130.3.1672 - 18.1.1672/73Captain Charles MontaguBWAS-16031673Captain Thomas Andrews (d.bef.1677)B05121.1.1673/74 - 24.7.1674CaptainSir Thomas Gardiner (d.1679)BWAS-160318.9.1678 - 31.8.1679Captain William Flawes (d.1679)BWAS-160331.8.1679 - aft.6.9.1680Acting Captain John BountyBWAS-160311.9.1680 - 18.3.1681/82Captain George Churchill (1654-1710)BWAS-160328.3.1685 - 1687Captain Charles TalbotBWAS-160311.7.1688 - 8.11.1688Captain Thomas SmithBWAS-160317.12.1689 - 1691Captain James WardBWAS-160317.3.1691/92 - 28.6.1693Captain Nathaniel Brown (d.1693)BWAS-16031.7.1693 - 11.2.1693/94Captain Philip DawesBWAS-160312.2.1693/94 - 1.5.1694Captain Thomas Bryant (d.1694)BWAS-1603

4 Commissioned Officers

1668 - 1669Lieutenant Richard White (d.1673)B0519.4.1677 - 17.9.1677Captain Thomas BoothBWAS-1603bef.1.5.1677 - aft.1.5.1677Lieutenant John Haughton ADM 8/1/83ADM81691 - 12.5.1691Lieutenant Richard Browne DismissedADM 1/5253

1 Warrant Officer

1692 - 9.10.1692Cook Richard Ballref:943

2 Petty Officers

5.10.1686 - 10.7.1689Midshipman William Martin (c.1665-?) ADM 107/1/50ADM 107/12.6.1690 - 25.9.1692Volunteer-per-order Henry Ward (c.1673-?) ADM 107/1/72ADM 107/1

5 Crewmen

5.8.1683 - 20.3.1684/85Able Seaman John Stephens (c.1664-1731) Transfered ADM 107/1/86ADM 107/17.4.1686 - 16.11.1688Captain's Servant William Ockman (c.1670-1740) Transfered ADM 107/1/71ADM 107/126.1.1688/89 - 9.6.1689Ordinary Seaman Nicholas Gibbon (c.1661-?) ADM 107/1/78ADM 107/11.4.1690 - 7.5.1692Able Seaman Richard Falle (1664-1703) ADM 107/1/63ADM 107/111.4.1692 - 11.5.1693Able Seaman Benjamin Devonshire (c.1668-?) ADM 107/1/81ADM 107/1

Service History

1666Completed at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £2257.10.0dBWAS-1603
1668Reclassed as a Fourth RateBWAS-1603
1673Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
28.5.1673First Battle of Schooneveld
4.6.1673Second Battle of Schooneveld
11.8.1673Battle of Texel

At the Buoy of The Nore victualled for about seaven weekes but all fowle (cleane)


Pay record starting 1.1.1671/72 for a period of 21 months, 3 weeks & 0 days for a value of £5,176.10.0d.

1677Commissioned for the Irish stationBWAS-1603
1681Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1682Stationed off IrelandBWAS-1603
1683Sailed to the West IndiesBWAS-1603
1685Commissioned for JamaicaBWAS-1603
1.11.1688Paid offADM 51
1689Commissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1691Refitted as a Fifth RateBWAS-1603
1.5.1694Taken by four French warships off JamaicaBWAS-1603


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