Discovery

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Nominal Guns20BWAS-1603
NationalityCommonwealth of England
OperatorState Navy
PreviouslyBritish hired ship 'Discovery' (1642) (26)
Purchased1651B028
ShipyardUnknownW015
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Burnt25.5.1655B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentW015
Burthen344Tons BM 
Burthen350Tons BM 

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1652120EstablishmentW014
1.1652120 B117
165423070 Soldiers
160 Sailors
W021

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1651 - 1654CaptainThomas MarryottW0151654 - 1655CaptainThomas WilkesW015

Service History


DateEventSource
1651Purchased at Chatham - Kent at a cost of £2950.6.3dBWAS-1603
1.1651Began fitting at Chatham - Kent BWAS-1603
3.1650/51Completed fitting at Chatham - Kent at a cost of £329.0.0dBWAS-1603
18.2.1652/53Battle of Portland
31.7.1653Battle of Scheveningen
1654William Penn's fleet to the CaribbeanW015
17.5.1655Present at the capture of JamaicaBWAS-1603
25.5.1655Destroyed by accident in a fire off Port RoyalBWAS-1603


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
W015English Parliamentary JournalsVariousWeb Site
W014Anglo-Dutch Wars BLOGJames C BenderWeb Site
B117NRS Vol 013 - Papers relating to the First Dutch War 1652-54 Vol IUnknownBook
W021Naval Wargaming BlogJim BenderWeb Site
 

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