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Newcastle

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Nominal Guns44B028
NationalityCommonwealth of England
OperatorState Navy
Ordered17.2.1651/52BWAS-1603
Named16.3.1652/53BWAS-1603
Launched5.1653BWAS-1603
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardRatcliffe - London B028
Constructor
Phineus PettBritish
Naval Sailor
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1647-1673
B028
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the LineB028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild1692B028
Becomes

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck131' 0"Imperial Feet39.9288 
Length of Keel108' 0"Imperial Feet32.9184 
Breadth33' 1"Imperial Feet10.0669 
Depth in Hold13' 2"Imperial Feet3.9793 
Draught Aft16' 0"Imperial Feet4.8768 
Burthen628 7194Tons BM 

Armament


1666Broadside Weight = 384 Imperial Pound ( 174.1441 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck10 British Demi-Cannon
Lower Gun Deck12 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck22 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck2 British 6-Pound Saker
Quarterdeck4 British Saker

1677Broadside Weight = 376 Imperial Pound ( 170.5162 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 6-Pound Saker
Quarterdeck/Forecastle8 British Saker

1685Broadside Weight = 331.5 Imperial Pound ( 150.3354 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck24 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck22 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck6 British Saker

1688Broadside Weight = 371 Imperial Pound ( 168.2486 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck22 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck18 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British Saker

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1653160 BWAS-1603
1666200 BWAS-1603
1677280 BWAS-1603

15 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1653 - 1655Captain
Nathaniel CobhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1653-1655
BWAS-1603
1656Captain
Philip GethingsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1651-1656
BWAS-1603
1656 - 1660Captain
Edmond CurtisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1650-1660
BWAS-1603
16.3.1660/61 - 13.12.1662Captain
James SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1661-1664
B051
14.12.1662 - 17.1.1662/63Captain
Jonas PooleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1652-1665
B051
18.10.1664 - 7.4.1665Captain
Anthony BurroughsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1660-1665
B051
7.4.1665 - 2.6.1666Captain
Thomas PageBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1661-1670
BWAS-1603
10.6.1666 - 17.6.1668Captain
Peter BowenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1653-1673
BWAS-1603
22.8.1670 - 30.6.1672Captain
Anthony LangstonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1679
B051
1.7.1672 - 9.11.1673Captain
John PearceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1671
B051
10.11.1673 - 15.2.1675/76Captain
John WetwangBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1653-1681
B051
5.4.1677 - 11.3.1677/78Captain
Gustavus L'HolsteinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1673-1678
BWAS-1603
5.8.1680 - 3.9.1682Captain
Edward RussellBritish
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1671-1702
BWAS-1603
26.9.1688 - 24.6.1689Captain
George ChurchillBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1666-1702
BWAS-1603
24.6.1689 - 6.11.1691Captain
David LambertBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1661-1695
B051

5 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1662Lieutenant
John HeathBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1661-1698
B051
18.10.1664 - 7.4.1665Lieutenant
Thomas PageBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1661-1670
BWAS-1603
7.4.1665 - 10.6.1666Lieutenant
George ColtBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1663-1666
ADM 107/1/215
B051
1672Lieutenant
Robert WilkinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1700
B051
bef.1.5.1677 - aft.21.5.1677Lieutenant
Robert WilfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1689
ADM 8/1/83
ADM8

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
20.10.1677 - 19.5.1678Master
Greenvill CollinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1676-1694
ADM 7

4 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
13.8.1681 - 4.8.1683Ordinary Seaman
John StephensBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1681-1718
Transfered ADM 107/1/86
ADM 107/1
2.2.1689/90 - 16.4.1690Able Seaman
Robert HayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1687-1695
ADM 107/1/93
ADM 107/1
10.2.1689/90 - 10.5.1692Able Seaman
Thomas RussellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1681-1721
Transfered ADM 107/1/100
ADM 107/1
25.7.1690 - 13.4.1692Volunteer
William BlithmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1693
ADM 107/1/27
ADM 107/1

Service History


DateEventSource
1653Off the coast of Holland for the Winter of 1653/54BWAS-1603
5.1653Completed at Ratcliffe - London at a cost of £4101.10.0dBWAS-1603
1654In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
4.4.1655Battle of Porto Farina
20.4.1657Battle of Santa Cruz
1659Operations in the SoundBWAS-1603
1660In the StraitsBWAS-1603
1661At TangierBWAS-1603
1662In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
3.6.1665Battle of Lowestoft
1666Rerated as a 50 gunner
1.6.1666Four Days Battle
25.7.1666St James Day Battle
25.6.1667Battle of Martinique
1670In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
28.5.1673First Battle of Schooneveld
4.6.1673Second Battle of Schooneveld
11.8.1673Battle of Texel
1674Sailed with a Newfoundland convoyBWAS-1603
4.3.1673/74Battle of Ronas Voe
1675In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1677In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1677Rerated as a 54 gunner
20.5.1679

Paid off

BWAS-1603
5.8.1680Recommissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
3.9.1682Paid offADM 51
1685Rerated as a 52 gunner
1688Rerated as a 44 gunner
1689In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
6.11.1691Paid offADM 51
1692Broken up at Rotherhithe to be rebuiltBWAS-1603


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1659-1659British Baltic Fleet 1659
Edward MontaguBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1656-1672
 
 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Paul Hughes on Saturday 25th of April 2015 09:25

The journal by David Lambert for this ship is TNA ADM 51/4271. Puzzling is another journal ADM 52/75 for a ship of the same name for the same period under the command of John Churchill.


Posted by Brian on Wednesday 18th of June 2014 19:36

The London Gazette
Publication date:25 November 1680
Plymouth Nov. 23. Yesterday sailed from hence His Majesty's ship the Newcastle, Captain Russel Commander, with about 200 merchant ships under his convoy, bound for the straights, three of which, the smallest whereof in mounted with 28 guns , are in his Majesty's service and have on board the Earl Plymouths Regiment, consisting of 1200 men, with officers, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Kirke except 150 of them which are on board the Newcastle, as also 50 miners, raised in Cornwall for the service of Tangier.

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