Bear

440
Nominal Guns46B022
NationalityCommonwealth of England
OperatorState Navy
PreviouslyDutch hired fluit 'Beer' (1652) (24)
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 Mootham (d.1666)W0141653 - 1655Captain Francis KirbyW0141655Captain Richard RoothW0141655 - 1657Captain Jeffrey Dare (d.1666)W01424.6.1660 - 3.9.1661Captain John Wilgress (d.1671)B05127.8.1664 - 30.1.1664/65Captain John AblesonBWAS-16038.2.1664/65Captain Edward Leventhorpe (d.1664/65)BWAS-160313.2.1664/65 - 13.6.1665Captain John Waterworth (d.1672)BWAS-160314.6.1665 - 18.1.1665/66Captain John StewardBWAS-1603

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1660Lieutenant Richard Bradford (d.1667)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
1660Refitted 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 Penn (1621-1670) 
 

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