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Bear

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Nominal Guns46B022
NationalityCommonwealth of England
OperatorState Navy
Previously
Dutch hired fluit 'Beer' (1652) (24) 1652-1652
Dutch 24 Gun
Hired Fluit
Captured12.1652BWAS-1603
First Commissioned1653B022
ShipyardUnknownW006
CategoryFourth RateB022
Ship TypeShip B022
Sailing RigShip RiggedB022
Transfered1666BWAS-1603

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB022
Length of Keel106'Imperial Feet32.3342 
Breadth26' 6"Imperial Feet7.9502 
Depth in Hold12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen396Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel106'Imperial Feet32.3342 
Breadth26' 6"Imperial Feet7.9502 
Depth in Hold12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Draught Aft11' 6"Imperial Feet3.5052 
Burthen395 8994Tons BM 

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
6.1653200Establishment?B022
1660170 BWAS-1603

9 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1653Captain
Peter MoothamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1652-1666
W014
1653 - 1655Captain
Francis KirbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1653-1655
W014
1655Captain
Richard RoothBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1655-1679
W014
1655 - 1657Captain
Jeffrey DareBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1653-1666
W014
24.6.1660 - 3.9.1661Captain
John WilgressBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1656-1671
B051
27.8.1664 - 30.1.1664/65Captain
John AblesonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1665
BWAS-1603
8.2.1664/65Captain
Edward LeventhorpeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1665
BWAS-1603
13.2.1664/65 - 13.6.1665Captain
John WaterworthBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1662-1672
BWAS-1603
14.6.1665 - 18.1.1665/66Captain
John StewardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1666
BWAS-1603

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1660Lieutenant
Richard BradfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1660-1665
B051

Service History


DateEventSource
12.1652One of thirty Dutch prizes lying in the ThamesBWAS-1603
9.12.1652Selected for Naval Service and began fitting outBWAS-1603
2.6.1653Battle of the Gabbard
31.7.1653Battle of Scheveningen
1660Commissioned for JamaicaBWAS-1603
1660Rerated as a 42 gunner
3.6.1665Battle of Lowestoft
18.1.1665/66Paid off at Woolwich and later given to the Ordinance BoardBWAS-1603


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
25.12.1654-31.8.1655Fleet for the West Indies
William PennBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1644-1670
 
 

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