Nominal Guns42BWAS-1603
NationalityCommonwealth of England
OperatorState Navy
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford B028
Constructor Peter Pett (1610-1672)BWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
BecomesFrench Privateer ship of the line 'Le Diamant' (1693) (50)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck127' 6"Imperial Feet38.7152 
Length of Keel105' 6"Imperial Feet32.0345 
Breadth31' 3"Imperial Feet9.525 
Depth in Hold15' 7 ½"Imperial Feet4.5847 
Burthen548 194Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentDB002
Length of Keel127' 6"Imperial Feet38.7152 
Breadth31' 6"Imperial Feet9.6012 
Burthen547Tons BM 


1666Broadside Weight = 304.5 Imperial Pound ( 138.0909 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck22 British Culverin
Gun Deck20 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck6 British Saker

1677Broadside Weight = 313.5 Imperial Pound ( 142.1724 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck22 British Culverin
Gun Deck22 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck6 British Saker

1685Broadside Weight = 247.5 Imperial Pound ( 112.2414 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck22 British 12-Pounder
Gun Deck22 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck6 British Saker

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
3.1651/52150 BWAS-1603
1653180 BWAS-1603
1660140 BWAS-1603
1666180 BWAS-1603
1.1.1679/80Home: 230 Abroad: 200 Peacetime: 150ADM 8/1/113ADM8-DB
1685230 BWAS-1603

21 Ship Commanders

1652 - 3.1652/53Captain Roger MartinBWAS-16033.1652/53 - 1655Captain John Harman (d.1673)BWAS-16031656 - 1657Captain John Lloyd (d.1672)BWAS-160323.10.1660 - 26.5.1662Captain Richard Whiteing (d.1662)B0517.11.1664 - 13.4.1665Captain John Golding (d.1665)BWAS-160317.4.1665 - 16.9.1668Captain John KingBWAS-160318.5.1671 - 1.1.1671/72Captain John HolmesB0513.2.1671/72 - 3.3.1671/72Captain Levy Green (d.1672)B0516.3.1671/72 - 10.6.1672Captain Thomas Foulis (d.1673)BWAS-160313.6.1672 - 5.4.1673Captain George Canning (d.1677)BWAS-16037.4.1673 - 8.3.1674/75Captain John ShelleyBWAS-16039.2.1673/74 - 14.6.1674Captain Robert RobinsonB05115.6.1674 - 11.7.1675Captain Richard GriffithBWAS-16034.4.1677 - 31.12.1679Captain John WoodBWAS-160327.3.1680 - 16.4.1680Captain James Storey (d.1682)B05117.4.1680 - 2.1.1681/82Captain Richard DickensonBWAS-160329.1.1681/82 - 3.1691/92Captain Christopher Maund (d.1691/92)BWAS-160322.4.1682 - 19.11.1685Captain Daniel Jones (d.1693/94)BWAS-160330.8.1688 - bef.23.11.1689Captain Benjamin Walters (d.1697/98) TransferedBWAS-160322.7.1691 - 28.1.1691/92Captain Richard Cotton (d.1691/92)BWAS-16033.9.1693 - 20.9.1693Captain Henry WickhamBWAS-1603

3 Commissioned Officers

1664 - 18.4.1665Lieutenant William DaviesB0511671 - 4.1672Lieutenant Joseph HarrisB051bef.1.5.1677 - aft.21.5.1677Lieutenant Bulstrode Whitlock ADM 8/1/83ADM8

2 Warrant Officers

1680 - 14.9.1680Master Walter BarnabyADM 1/52534.10.1692 - 12.3.1694Boatswain Robert Hemmens (c.1658-?) ADM 107/1/64ADM 107/1

4 Crewmen

21.3.1684/85 - 2.10.1686Able Seaman John Stephens (c.1664-1731) Transfered ADM 107/1/86ADM 107/111.10.1689 - 27.12.1689Able Seaman Henry Robbins ADM 107/1/82ADM 107/19.1691 - 1692Volunteer Edward Acton (d.1707)ODNB1693 - 20.9.1693Volunteer Paul de Brisachref:801

Service History

28.9.1652Battle of Kentish Knock
1653In the Channel for the winter of 1653/54BWAS-1603
18.2.1652/53Battle of Portland
3.1652/53Completed at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £4360.0.0dBWAS-1603
2.6.1653Battle of the Gabbard
31.7.1653Battle of Scheveningen
1654In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
13.4.1665Action of 1665-04-13
16.4.1665Took the Yacht Windhond (18)
3.6.1665Battle of Lowestoft
1666Refitted as a 46 gunner
1.6.1666Four Days Battle
25.7.1666St James Day Battle
25.12.1666Action of 1666-12-25
1671In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
13.3.1671/72Battle of Smyrna Convoy
28.5.1672Battle of Solebay
28.5.1673First Battle of Schooneveld
4.6.1673Second Battle of Schooneveld
11.8.1673Battle of Texel

Pay record starting 1.11.1671 for a period of 21 months, 3 weeks & 5 days for a value of £7,370.0.0d. ADM 8/1/6

28.9.1673At Woolwich ADM8-DB
1674In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1677Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1677Refitted as a 48 gunner
1680Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1682Sailed to NewfoundlandBWAS-1603
1684Sailed to JamaicaBWAS-1603
1.5.1689Battle of Bantry Bay
1691Sailed to the West IndiesBWAS-1603
22.2.1691/92Action of 1692-02-22
20.9.1693Capture of the Diamond

Captured by the French, for which captain Henry Wickman was imprisoned.

20.9.1693Taken by Le Grénadan (28) in the West Indiesref:681
20.9.1693Taken by Le Phélipeaux (44) ref:692
20.9.1693Taken by Le Prudent (44) ref:695
20.9.1693Taken by Le Pélican (50) ref:695


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1659-1659British Baltic Fleet 1659 Edward Montagu (d.1672) 

Notes on Ship

Captain John Golding was killed in action with a Dutch 32 gun ship, which was taken


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