Elias

445
Nominal Guns36
NationalityCommonwealth of England
OperatorState Navy
PreviouslyDutch hired ship 'Elias' (1652) (34)
Captured4.6.1653
ShipyardUnknownW006
CategoryFourth Rate
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Foundered19.10.1664

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel101' 0"Imperial Feet30.7848 
Breadth27' 6"Imperial Feet8.2514 
Depth in Hold11' 6"Imperial Feet3.5052 
Draught Aft14' 6"Imperial Feet4.3053 
Burthen406 2694Tons BM 

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
12.1653140 BWAS-1603
1660110 BWAS-1603

8 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
7.1653 - 10.1653Captain Edward MoorcockBWAS-160310.1653 - 1654Captain John Best (d.1665)BWAS-16031654 - 1655Captain John SimonsBWAS-16031657 - 1658Captain William LedgantBWAS-16031658 - 1659Captain John GrimsditchBWAS-16031659 - 1660Captain Mark HarrisonB05116.10.1661 - 26.1.1662/63Captain Richard Teate (d.1668)B0514.3.1662/63 - 19.10.1664Captain William HillBWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
4.6.1653Taken at the Battle of the GabbardBWAS-1603
10.1653In the Western Approaches for the Winter of 1653/54BWAS-1603
1654In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1659Operations in the SoundBWAS-1603
1662At Tangier and LisbonBWAS-1603
4.3.1662/63Commissioned and later sailed with squadron with captured New Amsterdam (New York)BWAS-1603
19.10.1664Foundered on the voyage home, only 21 men were rescued by the Martin (14) BWAS-1603

 

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