Nominal Guns28B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorState Navy
PreviouslyBritish Fifth Rate ship 'Fellowship' (1643) (28)
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeShip B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel110' 0"Imperial Feet33.528 
Breadth26' 0"Imperial Feet7.9248 
Depth in Hold10' 5"Imperial Feet3.175 
Draught Aft11' 8"Imperial Feet3.556 
Burthen395 5094Tons BM 

5 Ship Commanders

31.12.1644 - 1645Captain William Penn (1621-1670)ref:10661645Unknown William Penn (1621-1670)BWAS-160327.9.1647 - 1648Captain Henry JervoiseW0151648Captain Francis PenroseBWAS-16031648 - 1651Captain Robert NixonBWAS-1603

Service History



DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1645-1645Summer Guard of 1645  
1647-1648Winter Guard of 1647 Thomas Rainsborough 
9.1649-1650Winter Guard of 1649  

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Posted by Paul Walsh on Sunday 28th of February 2021 10:49

The following entry would appear to refer to this vessel: '4 June 1647: Petition presented by Frances, wife of John Springham, to the Committee of the Navy. ‘Her husband was minister at Galway, in Ireland, but by reason of the troubles was deprived of his livelihood, and after serving in the fort there was forced to leave for England. She followed with her child, and on coming to London found he was gone to sea in the "Fellowship" in the Parliament's service. Prays that she may receive two months of the five months and two weeks’ pay due to her husband as chaplain in the "Fellowship". Underwritten. I. Due to John Springham, as chaplain in the “Fellowship” 13£ 7s. 10d. II. Order of the Committee of the Navy to pay to petitioner for her relief in her husband's absence, taking care that the same be deducted out of his pay.’ Cal. S.P. Domestic Series 1645‒47, p. 605.

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