Forrester

4315
Nominal Guns22B028
NationalityCommonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland
OperatorState Navy
Ordered13.8.1656BWAS-1603
Acquired3.9.1657BWAS-1603
First Commissioned9.1657B028
ShipyardLydney - Gloucestershire B028
Constructor J BattBWAS-1603
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeShip B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Blown Up18.11.1672BWAS-1603

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel80' 0"Imperial Feet24.384 
Breadth25' 0"Imperial Feet7.62 
Depth in Hold10' 6"Imperial Feet3.2004 
Draught Aft12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen265 9094Tons BM 

Armament


1657Broadside Weight = 92 Imperial Pound ( 41.7221 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck18 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck4 British Saker

1666Broadside Weight = 108.5 Imperial Pound ( 49.205 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck18 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck10 British Saker

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1657100 BWAS-1603
1660100 BWAS-1603
1666110 BWAS-1603

10 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1657 - 1660Captain Anthony Archer (d.1665)B05129.6.1661 - 30.12.1661Captain William Finch (d.1673)B05131.12.1661 - 14.11.1662Captain Henry CuttanceB05119.12.1664 - 21.7.1665Captain Edward CotterellB05124.7.1665 - 24.12.1667Captain Richard Country (d.1675/76)B0511.5.1668 - 6.7.1668Captain John Aylett (d.1668)B05120.9.1669 - 6.3.1669/70Captain Christopher Gunman (1634-1685)B0517.3.1669/70 - 3.10.1670Captain William DaviesB0519.1.1671/72 - 12.6.1672Captain Henry Killigrew (1652-1712)BWAS-160314.6.1672 - 18.11.1672Captain Robert Stout (d.1675)BWAS-1603

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1669 - 1670Lieutenant William Anguish (d.1680)B051

Service History


DateEventSource
9.1657Completed at Unknown at a cost of £1592.10.0dBWAS-1603
1659On operations in the SoundBWAS-1603
1660Stationed on the North coastBWAS-1603
1661In the StraitsBWAS-1603
3.6.1665Battle of Lowestoft
28.5.1672Battle of Solebay
18.11.1672Blown up by accident at LeghornBWAS-1603

 

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Posted by Brian on Saturday 30th of January 2016 17:28

1665, Plymouth, March 6 - Yesterday arrived here the Forrester, who hath taken two prizes, one of them is come in here, being of Rotterdam, about 250 ton, laden with figs; the other an Irish vessel, laden with herring and beef. taken by a Dutch Caper, and now retaken, with the Capers Lieutenant, and 6 or 7 more of their men. She is believed to be in Torbay.

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