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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
FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
16591659British Baltic Fleet 1659Edward Montagu (d.1672)
16591659British 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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