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Nominal Guns50B028
NationalityCommonwealth of England
OperatorState Navy
Launched1652B028
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardWapping - London B028
ConstructorJames TaylorBWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Scuttled12.4.1692B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel105' 0"Imperial Feet32.004 
Breadth32' 11"Imperial Feet9.7663 
Depth in Hold13' 0"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Burthen605 1494Tons BM 

Armament


1666Broadside Weight = 311.5 Imperial Pound ( 141.2653 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck22 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck24 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck2 British Saker

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1660150 
1666180 

17 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1653 - 8.1653CaptainWilliam RousBWAS-16038.1653 - 1654CaptainEdward BlaggBWAS-16031655 - 1656CaptainEdward NewberryBWAS-16031656 - 1657CaptainHenry PowellBWAS-160329.3.1661 - 20.12.1662CaptainEdward Spragg (d.1673)B0518.9.1664 - 20.1.1664/65CaptainChristopher Myngs (d.1666)BWAS-160321.1.1664/65 - 13.6.1666CaptainJohn Aylett (d.1668)B05114.6.1666 - 9.11.1667CaptainRichard Haddock (1629-1714/15)B05110.10.1667 - 24.7.1668CaptainJohn Pearse (d.1668)BWAS-160316.11.1668 - 23.9.1670CaptainJohn HartB0511672 - 1673CaptainJohn Robinson (d.1690)B0518.2.1671/72 - 3.11.1672CaptainThomas Guy (d.1674)B0515.11.1672 - 5.4.1673CaptainJohn ShelleyBWAS-16036.4.1673 - 10.8.1674CaptainGeorge Canning (d.1677)BWAS-16034.4.1677 - 20.1.1679/80CaptainRichard James (d.1679/80)BWAS-16031688 - 1.5.1689CaptainGeorge Aylmer (d.1689)BWAS-16036.1689 - 12.4.1692CaptainThomas Ley (d.1702)BWAS-1603

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1664LieutenantJohn Narborough (1640-1688)B0511664 - 11.10.1664LieutenantWilliam JennensB0511672LieutenantRichard Country (d.1675/76)B051

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
25.12.1688 - 2.6.1689Able SeamanJohn Scott (c.1648-?) ADM 107/1/35ADM 107/1

Service History


DateEventSource
1653Completed at Wapping - London at a cost of £3952.10.0dBWAS-1603
2.6.1653Battle of the Gabbard
1660Refitted as a 40 gunner
3.6.1665Battle of Lowestoft
1666Refitted as a 48 gunner
1.6.1666Four Days Battle
25.7.1666St James Day Battle
1.5.1689Battle of Bantry Bay


Fleets

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

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume IJohn CharnockDigital Book
ADM 107/1ADM 107/1 1691-1703 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive
 

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