Preston -> 1660 Antelope

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Nominal Guns40B028
NationalityCommonwealth of England
OperatorState Navy
Launched11.1653BWAS-1603
First Commissioned1654B028
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardWoodbridge - Suffolk B028
Constructor? CareyB028
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Sold6.1693BWAS-1603

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Keel101' 0"Imperial Feet30.7848 
Breadth31' 0"Imperial Feet9.4488 
Depth in Hold13' 0"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Burthen516Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel101' 0"Imperial Feet30.7848 
Breadth30' 0"Imperial Feet9.144 
Depth in Hold14' 1"Imperial Feet4.2736 
Burthen483 4894Tons BM 

Armament


1666Broadside Weight = 254 Imperial Pound ( 115.1891 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck22 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck4 British Saker
Quarterdeck2 British 3-Pounder

1677Broadside Weight = 304.5 Imperial Pound ( 138.0909 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck22 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck20 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck6 British Saker

1694Broadside Weight = 233 Imperial Pound ( 105.6656 kg)B065
Lower Gun Deck22 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck4 British Saker

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1653140 BWAS-1603
1666190 BWAS-1603
1.7.1673220ADM 8/1 f1 versoADM8-DB

15 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1654 - 1656CaptainPhilip GethingsBWAS-16031656 - 1660CaptainRobert RobinsonBWAS-160324.11.1663 - 27.3.1665CaptainRobert Clarke (d.1669)B05126.3.1665 - 8.10.1665CaptainJohn Chicheley (1641-1690/91)B0512.10.1665 - 8.6.1666CaptainFretchville Holies (d.1672)B05110.6.1666 - 5.11.1668CaptainFrancis WilshawB05119.1.1671/72 - 28.2.1681/82CaptainRoger Strickland (1640-1717)B0517.3.1671/72 - 1.5.1673CaptainRichard White (d.1673)B0512.5.1673 - 18.4.1674CaptainGustavus L'HolsteinBWAS-160318.5.1678 - 20.3.1679/80CaptainHenry Priestman (1647-1712)BWAS-160320.5.1680 - 2.5.1682CaptainJames Storey (d.1682)B05119.5.1688 - 1.6.1688CaptainWilliam DaviesB0519.9.1688 - 1689CaptainHugh RidleyB05122.3.1689/90 - 3.1691/92CaptainHenry WickhamBWAS-16033.1691/92 - 17.3.1691/92CaptainChristopher Maund (d.1691/92)BWAS-1603

5 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1663LieutenantHenry AdeyB0511663LieutenantHugh Seymour (d.1666)TRN21666 - 1669LieutenantWilliam Anguish (d.1680)B05110.1.1677/78 - 1678LieutenantRobert SumpterB0513.2.1677/78 - 13.5.1678CaptainLawrence WrightBWAS-1603

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
20.8.1683 - 22.12.1683Able SeamanJohn Humphreys ADM 107/1/90ADM 107/1

Service History


DateEventSource
1653Completed at Unknown at a cost of £3142.15.0dBWAS-1603
1659

Operations in the Sound (Øresund )

BWAS-1603
1660

In The Strait of Gibraltar

BWAS-1603
6.1660Renamed AntelopeBWAS-1603
1664

In The Mediterranean Sea

BWAS-1603
3.6.1665Battle of Lowestoft
1.9.1665Action of 1665-09-03
1666Refitted as a 52 gunner
1.6.1666Four Days Battle
25.7.1666St James Day Battle
28.5.1672Battle of Solebay
1673

With the fleet and then in the North Sea

BWAS-1603
31.8.1673

Pay record starting 19.1.1672 for a period of 21 months, 0 weeks & 3 days for a value of £6,501.0.0d. ADM 8/1 f6 verso.

ADM8-DB
28.9.1673

"To lye off Oxford (sic) Nesse (Orford-Nesse ) to look for ye French seatrade ships"

ADM8-DB
1677Refitted as a 48 gunner
1679

Sailed to Newfoundland Colony

BWAS-1603
1681

Sailed to The Mediterranean Sea

BWAS-1603
1686or later, underwent a repairB131
1.5.1689Battle of Bantry Bay
1690

Sailed to the West Indies

BWAS-1603
1692Returned homeBWAS-1603
22.2.1691/92Action of 1692-02-22


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
B065The Ship of the Line Vol IBrian LaveryBook
ADM8-DBADM 8 Database ProjectSamuel McLeanArchive
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume IJohn CharnockDigital Book
TRN2The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
ADM 107/1ADM 107/1 1691-1703 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive
B131NRS Vol 026 - A Descriptive Catalogue of the Naval MSS in the Pepysian Library Vol IJ R Tanner ed.Book
 

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