Nominal Guns42B028
NationalityCommonwealth of England
OperatorState Navy
PreviouslyBritish Fourth Rate ship 'Revenge of Whitehall' (1651) (42)
First Commissioned6.1652B028
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeShip B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Sunk as Blockship11.6.1667BWAS-1603


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel87' 0"Imperial Feet26.5176 
Breadth31' 5"Imperial Feet9.5758 
Depth in Hold15' 2"Imperial Feet4.5822 
Draught Aft15' 0"Imperial Feet4.572 
Burthen456 7094Tons BM 


1666Broadside Weight = 229 Imperial Pound ( 103.8517 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck12 British Culverin
Gun Deck22 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck8 British Saker

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1653160 BWAS-1603
1660110 BWAS-1603
1666160 BWAS-1603

9 Commanding Officers

1652 - 1653CaptainJohn BonnerBWAS-16031653 - 7.1653CaptainEdward BlaggBWAS-16037.1653 - 1654CaptainJohn GroveBWAS-16031655CaptainWilliam GodfreyBWAS-16031658 - 1659CaptainPeter ButlerBWAS-16037.4.1664 - 15.11.1665CaptainJohn Best (d.1665)BWAS-16031665 - 1666CaptainJohn Wilgress (d.1671)B0511.1.1665/66 - 4.7.1666CaptainWilliam GodfreyB0513.7.1666 - 1666CaptainRichard Trevanion (1627-1714)B051

Service History

5.6.1652Purchased for serviceBWAS-1603
1653Refitted as a 40 gunner
2.6.1653Battle of the Gabbard
1655On the Irish stationBWAS-1603
1658Convoyed East India ships to St HelenaBWAS-1603
1659Returned homeBWAS-1603
1660Refitted as a 32 gunner
1661Started repairs at PortsmouthBWAS-1603
1662Completed repairs at PortsmouthBWAS-1603
1666Refitted as a 42 gunner
1.6.1666Four Days Battle
9.6.1667Raid on the Medway
11.6.1667Scuttled as a blockship on the MedwayBWAS-1603
22.9.1669Wreck sold to Thomas Gould for £151 after attempts to raise her proved fruitlessBWAS-1603


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