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Nominal Guns46BWAS-1603
NationalityCommonwealth of England
OperatorState Navy
Ordered5.2.1650/51BWAS-1603
Launched1651B028
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth B028
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Wrecked30.5.1657BWAS-1603

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB028
Burthen489Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel103' 0"Imperial Feet31.3944 
Breadth30' 1"Imperial Feet9.1694 
Depth in Hold15' 0"Imperial Feet4.572 
Burthen489Tons BM 

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1652180 BWAS-1603
1653200 BWAS-1603

7 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1651 - 12.1652CaptainJohn Taylor (d.1653)BWAS-160312.1652 - 1653CaptainJohn WadsworthBWAS-16031653 - 3.1652/53CaptainSamuel HowettBWAS-16033.1652/53 - 8.1653CaptainJohn StokesBWAS-16038.1653 - 1654CaptainRichard NewberryBWAS-16031655CaptainWilliam CrispinBWAS-16031655 - 30.5.1657CaptainHenry KirbyBWAS-1603

Service History


DateEventSource
1651Completed at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £3178.10.0dBWAS-1603
26.3.1652Orders from the C.O.S. "To receive £60,000 from the Treasurers-at-war, and deliver it to Geo. Bilton, their deputy at Leith, or at such other port in Scotland as Major-General Deane, commander of the forces there, shall direct."SPD-1651-2
28.9.1652Battle of Kentish Knock
30.11.1652Battle of Dungeness
1653Re-registered as a Third RateBWAS-1603
1653Refitted as a Third Rate
18.2.1652/53Battle of Portland
2.6.1653Battle of the Gabbard
31.7.1653Battle of Scheveningen
30.5.1657Wrecked off Great YarmouthBWAS-1603

 

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