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Nominal Guns50B028
NationalityCommonwealth of England
OperatorState Navy
Launched1652B028
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardWapping - London B028
Constructor
James TaylorBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1652-1666
BWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the LineB028
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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1653 - 8.1653Captain
William RousBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1651-1653
BWAS-1603
8.1653 - 1654Captain
Edward BlaggBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1653-1679
BWAS-1603
1655 - 1656Captain
Edward NewberryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1655-1656
BWAS-1603
1656 - 1657Captain
Henry PowellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1647-1657
BWAS-1603
29.3.1661 - 20.12.1662Captain
Edward SpraggBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1661-1672
B051
8.9.1664 - 20.1.1664/65Captain
Christopher MyngsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1651-1655
BWAS-1603
21.1.1664/65 - 13.6.1666Captain
John AylettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1658-1668
B051
14.6.1666 - 9.11.1667Captain
Richard HaddockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1656-1690
B051
10.10.1667 - 24.7.1668Captain
John PearseBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1649-1668
BWAS-1603
16.11.1668 - 23.9.1670Captain
John HartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1672
B051
1672 - 1673Captain
John RobinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1690
B051
8.2.1671/72 - 3.11.1672Captain
Thomas GuyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1696
B051
5.11.1672 - 5.4.1673Captain
John ShelleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1678
BWAS-1603
6.4.1673 - 10.8.1674Captain
George CanningBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1668-1677
BWAS-1603
4.4.1677 - 20.1.1679/80Captain
Richard JamesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1660-1674
BWAS-1603
1688 - 1.5.1689Captain
George AylmerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1677-1684
BWAS-1603
6.1689 - 12.4.1692Captain
Thomas LeyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1678-1703
BWAS-1603

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1664Lieutenant
John NarboroughBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1688
B051
1664 - 11.10.1664Lieutenant
William JennensBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1648-1690
B051
1672Lieutenant
Richard CountryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1655-1676
B051
bef.1.5.1677 - aft.21.5.1677Lieutenant
William GregoryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1677
ADM 8/1/83
ADM8

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1680 - 20.4.1680Surgeon
Walter BinionBritish
Naval Sailor
Medic
Service 1680
CTB-06

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
25.12.1688 - 2.6.1689Able Seaman
John ScottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1663-1704
ADM 107/1/35
ADM 107/1

Service History


DateEventSource
1653Completed at Wapping - London at a cost of £3952.10.0dBWAS-1603
2.6.1653Battle of the Gabbard
1660Rerated as a 40 gunner
3.6.1665Battle of Lowestoft
1666Rerated 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 1659
Edward MontaguBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1656-1672
 
1659-1659British Baltic Fleet 1659
Edward MontaguBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1656-1672
 
 

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