Maidstone -> 1660 Mary Rose

Nominal Guns40B028
NationalityCommonwealth of England
OperatorState Navy
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardWoodbridge - Suffolk B028
Constructor John MundayB028
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeShip B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
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

17 Ship Commanders

1654 - 6.1657Captain Thomas Adams (d.1658)BWAS-16036.1657 - 1657Captain Thomas Penrose (d.1667)BWAS-16031660Captain Thomas PomeroyBWAS-16031.1.1661/62 - 24.7.1663Captain Joseph Cubitt (d.1663)BWAS-16031664Captain Robert Sansom (d.1665)B0516.1665 - 21.7.1665Captain William Reeves (d.1673)BWAS-160321.7.1665 - 13.1.1668/69Captain Thomas DarcyB05122.2.1668/69 - 13.6.1670Captain John Kempthorne (1620-1679)BWAS-16031.3.1670/71 - 12.6.1672Captain William DaviesB0511675 - 10.1675Captain William CopowBWAS-160310.1675 - 31.12.1675Captain Thomas HamiltonBWAS-16037.1.1677/78 - 15.4.1678Captain Charles Wylde (d.1683/84) TransferedB05112.4.1678 - 7.6.1680Captain Charles TalbotB05118.8.1681 - 9.8.1684Captain John Ashby (d.1693) TransferedBWAS-160319.6.1685 - bef.25.7.1687Captain John Temple (d.1687) Discharged DeadBWAS-160326.7.1687 - 27.9.1688Captain Ralph Wrenn (d.1692)BWAS-1603bef.22.3.1690/91 - 12.7.1691Captain John BountyBWAS-1603

3 Commissioned Officers

1662Lieutenant Charles Juxon (d.1671/72)B0511666Lieutenant John Turner (d.1672)B0511671Lieutenant Morgan Kempthorne (1655-1681)ref:649

2 Warrant Officers

21.3.1688/89 - 3.1690/91Gunner Thomas Pindar (d.1698/99)ADM/A19.3.1690/91 - 1691Gunner William PlumeADM/A

1 Petty Officer

9.2.1686/87 - 14.1.1687/88Midshipman John Scott (c.1648-?) ADM 107/1/35ADM 107/1

3 Crewmen

1668Unknown Morgan Kempthorne (1655-1681)ref:6493.10.1686 - 16.8.1689Able Seaman John Stephens (c.1664-1731) Transfered ADM 107/1/86ADM 107/124.3.1690/91 - 12.7.1691Able Seaman Robert Jackson (c.1668-1726) ADM 107/1/45ADM 107/1

Service History

11.1653Completed at Unknown at a cost of £3432.0.0dBWAS-1603
20.4.1657Battle of Santa Cruz
5.1660Renamed Mary Rose
6.1660At GravesendBWAS-1603
3.6.1665Battle of Lowestoft
1666Refitted as a 50 gunner
1.6.1666Four Days Battle
25.7.1666St James Day Battle
28.5.1672Battle of Solebay
28.5.1673First Battle of Schooneveld
4.6.1673Second Battle of Schooneveld
11.8.1673Battle of Texel
1677Refitted as a 48 gunner
1678In the Channel then to NewfoundlandBWAS-1603
1681In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1686To BarbadoesBWAS-1603
12.7.1691Captured by the French in the AtlanticB068


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

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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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