Speaker's Prize
Nominal Guns38B028
NationalityCommonwealth of England
OperatorState Navy
First Commissioned1653B028
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeShip B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB028
Burthen300Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel90' 0"Imperial Feet27.432 
Breadth26' 0"Imperial Feet7.9248 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Draught Aft13' 0"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Burthen323 5894Tons BM 

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1653160 BWAS-1603

6 Commanding Officers

1653CaptainAnthony KirkBWAS-16031653 - 1654CaptainSir Robert Kirby (d.1665)BWAS-160314.11.1660 - 2.10.1661CaptainJohn WoodB0513.10.1661 - 23.12.1661CaptainAbraham HolditchBWAS-17141665 - 1666CaptainJohn Andrews (d.1665)B05121.4.1666 - 31.3.1667CaptainJohn AndersonB051

Service History

11.1652Taken by Speaker (50) (possibly 1st, 2nd or 3rd December instead)BWAS-1603
3.12.1652Arrived at DoverBWAS-1603
10.1.1652/53Ordered to be fitted for serviceBWAS-1603
2.6.1653Battle of the Gabbard
31.7.1653Battle of Scheveningen
10.1667Sold as uselessBWAS-1603

Notes on Ship

Also known as Speaker's Prize


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