Nominal Guns40B028
NationalityCommonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland
OperatorState Navy
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardMaldon - Essex B028
Constructor StarlingB028
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeShip B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
BecomesFrench Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Le Gerze' (1691) (42)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Keel101' 10"Imperial Feet30.7848 
Breadth32' 2"Imperial Feet9.779 
Depth in Hold13' 2"Imperial Feet3.9793 
Burthen560Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel101' 10"Imperial Feet30.7848 
Depth in Hold13' 3"Imperial Feet3.9878 
Draught Aft15' 6"Imperial Feet4.6025 
Burthen560 4394Tons BM 


1666Broadside Weight = 304.5 Imperial Pound ( 138.0909 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck22 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck20 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck6 British Saker

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1640140 BWAS-1603
1666190 BWAS-1603

19 Ship Commanders

1654Captain James TerryBWAS-16031656Captain John SeamanBWAS-16031656 - 1660Captain John SimonsBWAS-16031663 - 1664Captain Robert Holmes (1622-1692)BWAS-160329.3.1664 - 29.3.1665Captain John Holmes (d.1679)BWAS-160331.1.1664/65 - 16.3.1665/66Captain Hugh Hide (d.1665/66)BWAS-16031666Captain James Carteret (d.1668)B05119.3.1665/66 - 7.6.1666CaptainSir Jean Baptiste Du TielB0518.6.1666 - 22.1.1666/67CaptainThe Hon. Francis Digby (d.1672)BWAS-16031.4.1669 - 26.6.1671Captain William Poole (d.bef.1689)B05129.7.1672 - 23.3.1672/73Captain Lucas WalshBWAS-160322.4.1675 - 28.4.1675Commander Richard Trevanion (1627-1714)B05124.11.1677 - 19.3.1677/78Captain Richard GriffithBWAS-160320.3.1677/78 - 21.7.1679Captain John Temple (d.1687)BWAS-16031686 - 1688CaptainSir William JennensBWAS-16031688 - 1689Captain John Beverley (d.1698/99)BWAS-16034.1689 - 1690Captain George Mees (d.1697)BWAS-16031690 - 1691Captain William TollemacheBWAS-16031691 - 18.12.1691Captain John BomsteadBWAS-1603

3 Commissioned Officers

1663 - 1664Lieutenant Charles TalbotB0511665Lieutenant Charles O'Bryan (d.1669)B0511665 - 1666Lieutenant Benjamin CarterettB051

1 Petty Officer

15.9.1688 - 18.7.1690Midshipman Jasper Poynter (c.1656-?) ADM 107/1/77ADM 107/1

Service History

1654Completed at Maldon - Essex at a cost of £3640.0.0dBWAS-1603
20.4.1657Battle of Santa Cruz
1658In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1659Operations in the SoundBWAS-1603
1660In the StraitsBWAS-1603
3.6.1665Battle of Lowestoft
1666Refitted as a 50 gunner
1.6.1666Four Days Battle
15.9.1666Drove four French vessels ashore and burnt them, including a 30-gun frigateB051
25.12.1666Action of 1666-12-25
25.6.1667Battle of Martinique
4.1669Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1672Sailed to Tangier and the LevantBWAS-1603
1677Refitted as a 48 gunner
20.3.1677/78Commissioned for JamaicaBWAS-1603
1686Commissioned as guardship at PortsmouthBWAS-1603

Royal Navy Court Martial, 22 and 23 November 1689.

Crime: Enquiry into an expedition.

Verdict: [verdict not given]

ADM 1/5253
1690In the Irish SeaBWAS-1603
10.1690Sailed to the West IndiesBWAS-1603
18.12.1691Captured by two French warships off GuadeloupeBWAS-1603


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1659-1659British Baltic Fleet 1659 Edward Montagu (d.1672) 

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