Dover

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Nominal Guns48/42B028
NationalityCommonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland
OperatorState Navy
Launched1.1654BWAS-1603
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardShoreham - Sussex B028
ConstructorWilliam Castle (1629-1681)B028
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild1695B028
BecomesBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Dover' (1695) (50)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Keel104' 0"Imperial Feet31.6992 
Breadth31' 8"Imperial Feet9.652 
Depth in Hold12' 8"Imperial Feet3.7592 
Burthen554Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel104' 0"Imperial Feet31.6992 
Breadth31' 8"Imperial Feet9.652 
Depth in Hold13' 0"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Burthen554 6894Tons BM 

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1.2.1679/80Home: 230 Abroad: 200 Peacetime: 150ADM 8/1/113ADM8-DB

22 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1654CaptainEdward MoorcockBWAS-16031654 - 1655CaptainRobert Sanders (d.1666/67)BWAS-16031656 - 1657CaptainJohn BlytheBWAS-16031658 - 7.1660CaptainRobert MartinBWAS-16039.7.1660 - 24.8.1660CaptainThomas Allin (1612-1685)BWAS-160326.8.1660 - 18.10.1662CaptainJohn Hayward (d.1673)BWAS-16031664CaptainJonas PooleB05116.5.1664 - 27.10.1664CaptainEdward Spragg (d.1673)B05128.10.1664 - 3.9.1668CaptainGeoffrey Pearce (d.1672)B0511.9.1671 - 8.4.1672CaptainJohn Berry (1635-1690/91)B0519.4.1672 - 4.6.1672CaptainSir John ErnleBWAS-160310.6.1672 - 28.7.1674CaptainChristopher MasonBWAS-16038.5.1678 - 19.10.1678CaptainJohn Kempthorne (1651-1692)BWAS-16035.1679 - 1681CaptainDavid Lloyd (d.1714)BWAS-16037.1681 - 1682CaptainDaniel DeringBWAS-16031688 - 4.1689CaptainCloudisley Shovell (1650-1707)BWAS-16034.1689 - 5.1689CaptainJohn Munden (d.1718/19)BWAS-16035.1689 - 6.1689CaptainJohn Jennifer (d.1690/91)BWAS-16036.1689 - 1690CaptainGeorge Byng (1663/64-1732/33)BWAS-16035.1690 - 2.1693CaptainEdward WhitakerBWAS-16032.1693 - 1694CaptainWilliam Cross (d.1746)BWAS-16031694 - 18.4.1695CaptainAndrew Douglas (d.1725)BWAS-1603

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1664LieutenantGeoffrey Pearce (d.1672)B0511664 - 1666LieutenantJames Jennifer (d.1677)B0511666 - 7.1666LieutenantRichard James (d.1679/80)W014

6 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
26.8.1688 - 26.9.1689Quarter GunnerRobert Hemmens (c.1658-?) ADM 107/1/64ADM 107/111.7.1689 - 7.10.1692Volunteer-per-orderNicholas Smith (c.1671-1721) ADM 107/1/72ADM 107/126.8.1689 - 16.1.1690/91MidshipmanJohn Jones (c.1666-?) ADM 107/1/28ADM 107/118.10.1689 - 1.3.1690/91Volunteer-per-orderJames Wilson (c.1672-?) ADM 107/1/65ADM 107/18.10.1692 - 28.9.1693MidshipmanNicholas Smith (c.1671-1721) ADM 107/1/72ADM 107/129.1.1693/94 - 1.7.1695Master's MateWilliam Lyneham (c.1659-?) ADM 107/1/96ADM 107/1

3 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
28.9.1684 - 23.7.1685Able SeamanJohn Humphreys ADM 107/1/90ADM 107/124.5.1687 - 30.1.1688/89Captain's ClerkRichard Culliford (d.1738) ADM 107/1/10ADM 107/121.8.1691 - 21.8.1692Able SeamanEdmund Hickey (c.1673-?) ADM 107/1/69ADM 107/1

Service History


DateEventSource
1.1654Completed at Shoreham - Sussex at a cost of £3604.5.0dBWAS-1603
1658In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1662With Sandwich's squadron to Tangier and Lisbon 1662BWAS-1603
3.6.1665Battle of Lowestoft
1.6.1666Four Days Battle
25.7.1666St James Day Battle
25.6.1667Battle of Martinique
28.5.1672Battle of Solebay
7.1673Sailed to the Straits and then into the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
31.8.1673

Pay record starting 1.1.1671/72 for a period of 21 months, 3 weeks & 0 days for a value of £6,090.0.0d.

ADM8-DB
27.9.1673

Captain Christopher Mason, the Dover, The Downs . He arrived at the Downs on Saturday with one East India ship and the Virginia fleet under his convoy in company with the Barnaby, to await further orders.

ADM 106
28.9.1673

Coming from Plymouth with ye Virginia Fleete.

ADM8-DB
6.1678In the ChannelBWAS-1603
5.1679Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1603
1682Sailed to Ireland and then to TangierBWAS-1603
4.1.1690/91Took the Ship L'Henri (24) BWAS-1603
1693In the Irish SeaBWAS-1603
27.1.1692/93

Capture of 14-gun Lion Eveillé

BWAS-1603
27.1.1692/93Took the Frégate Légère La Marianne (18) BWAS-1603
27.1.1692/93Took the Privateer Le Saint Antoine (20) BWAS-1603
4.6.1693Took the Ship Le Beaulieu (32)
1694Stationed off DunkirkBWAS-1603
1695Broken up to rebuild at PortsmouthBWAS-1603
18.4.1695Paid offADM 51


Fleets

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

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
W014Anglo-Dutch Wars BLOGJames C BenderWeb Site
ADM 107/1ADM 107/1 1691-1703 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive
ADM 106ADM 106 1674-1832 Navy Board: Entry Book of Out Letters Document
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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