Maidstone -> 1660 Mary Rose

Nominal Guns40B028
NationalityCommonwealth of England
OperatorState Navy
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardWoodbridge B028
ConstructorJohn MundayB028
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeShip
BecomesFrench Third Rate ship of the line 'Vaillant' (1691) (50)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Keel100' 0"Imperial Feet30.48 
Breadth31' 8"Imperial Feet9.652 
Depth in Hold13' 0"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Burthen556Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB028
Burthen555Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB022
Length of Keel102' 0"Imperial Feet31.0896 
Breadth32' 0"Imperial Feet9.7536 
Depth in Hold13' 0"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Burthen555 5494Imperial Feet0.0146 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel100' 0"Imperial Feet30.48 
Breadth31' 6"Imperial Feet9.6012 
Depth in Hold13' 0"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Draught Aft16' 0"Imperial Feet4.8768 
Burthen527 7494Tons BM 


1666Broadside Weight = 310 Imperial Pound ( 140.5852 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck22 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck20 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck8 British Saker

1677Broadside Weight = 274.5 Imperial Pound ( 124.4859 kg)B022
Lower Gun Deck22 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British Saker

1685Broadside Weight = 305 Imperial Pound ( 138.3175 kg)B022
Lower Gun Deck22 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck20 British 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British Demi-Culverin

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1660140Official ComplementB022
1666190Official ComplementB022
1670170Official ComplementB022

Commanding Officers

1654 - 1657/06CaptainThomas AdamsBWAS-16031657/06 - 1657CaptainThomas PenroseBWAS-16031660CaptainThomas PomeroyBWAS-16031662/01/01 - 1663/07/24CaptainJoseph CubittBWAS-16031664CaptainRobert SansomB0511665/06 - 1665/07/21CaptainWilliam ReevesBWAS-16031665/07/21 - 1669/01/13CaptainThomas DarcyB0511669/02/22 - 1670/06/13CaptainJohn KempthorneBWAS-16031671/03/01 - 1672/06/12CaptainWilliam DaviesB0511675/12/31 - 1675CaptainWilliam CopowBWAS-16031675/12/31 - 1675/10CaptainThomas HamiltonBWAS-16031678/01/07 - 1678/04/15CaptainCharles WyldeB0511678/04/12 - 1680/06/07CaptainCharles TalbotB0511681/08/18 - 1684/08/09CaptainJohn AshbyBWAS-16031685/06/19 - 1687CaptainJohn TempleBWAS-16031687/07/26 - 1688/09CaptainRalph WrennBWAS-16031691 - 1691/07/12CaptainJohn BountyBWAS-1603

Commissioned Officers

1662LieutenantCharles JuxonB0511666LieutenantJohn TurnerB0511671LieutenantMorgan Kempthorneref:649

Petty Officers

1687/02/09 - 1688/01/14MidshipmanJohn ScottADM 107/1


1668UnknownMorgan Kempthorneref:6491691/12/05 - 1692/03/31Able SeamanRobert JacksonADM 107/1

Service History

1653/11Completed at Unknown at a cost of £3432.0.0dBWAS-1603
1657/04/20Battle of Santa Cruz
1660/05Renamed Mary Rose
1660/06At GravesendBWAS-1603
1665/06/03Battle of Lowestoft
1666Refitted as a 50 gunner
1666/06/01Four Days Battle
1666/07/25St James Day Battle
1672/05/28Battle of Solebay
1673/05/28First Battle of Schooneveld
1673/06/04Second Battle of Schooneveld
1673/08/11Battle of Texel
1677Refitted as a 48 gunner
1678In the Channel then to NewfoundlandBWAS-1603
1681In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1686To BarbadoesBWAS-1603
1691/07/12Captured by the French in the AtlanticB068

FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
16591659British Baltic Fleet 1659Lord Edward Montagu (1st Earl of Sandwich)


B028 Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
B065 The Ship of the Line Vol IBrian LaveryBook
B022 The 50-Gun ShipRif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1603 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
B051 Biographia Navalis - Volume IJohn CharnockDigital Book
ref:649 Mariner's Mirror Vol 012 - Sir John KempthorneG. A. KempthorneDigital Book
ADM 107/1 ADM 107/1 1691-1703 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive
B068 Warships of the Great lakesRobert MalcomsonBook

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Posted by Robert Boon on Friday 28th of October 2016 19:44

Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies: Volume 12 1685-1688

Lieutenant Governor Stede to Lords of Trade and Plantations. The Treaty of Neutrality and the royal orders thereupon are lately come to my hand. I have ordered Captain George Beach, of H.M.S. Mary Rose (Captain John Temple being dead) to publish it in St. Lucia; St. Vincent, and Dominica.

Letter dated 19 March 1687

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