Nominal Guns48/42B028
NationalityCommonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland
OperatorState Navy
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardShoreham - Sussex B028
Constructor William 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)


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

23 Ship Commanders

1654Captain Edward MoorcockBWAS-16031654 - 1655Captain Robert Sanders (d.1666/67)BWAS-16031656 - 1657Captain John BlytheBWAS-16031658 - 7.1660Captain Robert MartinBWAS-16039.7.1660 - 24.8.1660Captain Thomas Allin (1612-1685)BWAS-160326.8.1660 - 18.10.1662Captain John Hayward (d.1673)BWAS-16031664Captain Jonas PooleB05116.5.1664 - 27.10.1664Captain Edward Spragg (d.1673)B05128.10.1664 - 3.9.1668Captain Geoffrey Pearce (d.1672)B0511.9.1671 - 8.4.1672Captain John Berry (1635-1690/91)B0519.4.1672 - 4.6.1672CaptainSir John ErnleBWAS-160310.6.1672 - 28.7.1674Captain Christopher MasonBWAS-16038.5.1678 - 19.10.1678Captain John Kempthorne (1651-1692)BWAS-16035.1679 - 1681Captain David Lloyd (d.1714)BWAS-16037.1681 - 1682Captain Daniel DeringBWAS-16031688 - 4.1689Captain Cloudisley Shovell (1650-1707)BWAS-16034.1689 - 5.1689Captain John Munden (d.1718/19)BWAS-16035.1689 - 6.1689Captain John Jennifer (d.1690/91)BWAS-16036.1689 - 1690Captain George Byng (1663/64-1732/33)BWAS-16035.1690 - 2.1693Captain Edward WhitakerBWAS-160319.3.1692/93 - 1694Captain William Cross (d.1746) TransferedBWAS-1603bef.9.10.1693 - bef.30.11.1693Commander John Kidwell Transfered ADM 106/435/123ADM 1061694 - 18.4.1695Captain Andrew Douglas (d.1725)BWAS-1603

4 Commissioned Officers

1664Lieutenant Geoffrey Pearce (d.1672)B0511664 - 1666Lieutenant James Jennifer (d.1677)B0511666 - 7.1666Lieutenant Richard James (d.1679/80)W0141694Lieutenant John Philips ADM 1/5254/171ADM 1/5254

2 Warrant Officers

1695 - 11.4.1695Gunner Arthur Cape Transfered ADM 6/3/44ADM 6/312.4.1695 - 1695Gunner John Pye ADM 6/3/44ADM 6/3

6 Petty Officers

26.8.1688 - 26.9.1689Quarter Gunner Robert Hemmens (c.1658-?) ADM 107/1/64ADM 107/111.7.1689 - 7.10.1692Volunteer-per-order Nicholas Smith (c.1671-1721) ADM 107/1/72ADM 107/126.8.1689 - 16.1.1690/91Midshipman John Jones (c.1666-?) ADM 107/1/28ADM 107/118.10.1689 - 1.3.1690/91Volunteer-per-order James Wilson (c.1672-?) Transfered ADM 107/1/65ADM 107/18.10.1692 - 28.9.1693Midshipman Nicholas Smith (c.1671-1721) Transfered ADM 107/1/72ADM 107/129.1.1693/94 - 1.7.1695Master's Mate William Lyneham (c.1659-?) ADM 107/1/96ADM 107/1

3 Crewmen

28.9.1684 - 23.7.1685Able Seaman John Humphreys ADM 107/1/90ADM 107/124.5.1687 - 30.1.1688/89Captain's Clerk Richard Culliford (d.1738) ADM 107/1/10ADM 107/121.8.1691 - 21.8.1692Able Seaman Edmund Hickey (c.1673-?) ADM 107/1/69ADM 107/1

Service History

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

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.


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

Coming from Plymouth with ye Virginia Fleete.

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
27.1.1693Took the Frégate Légère La Marianne (18) BWAS-1603
27.1.1693Took the Privateer Le Saint Antoine (20) BWAS-1603

Capture of 14-gun Lion Eveillé

4.6.1693Took the Ship Le Beaulieu (32)
1694Stationed off DunkirkBWAS-1603
1695Broken up to rebuild at PortsmouthBWAS-1603
18.4.1695Paid offADM 51


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

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