Taunton -> 1660 Crown

Nominal Guns40B028
NationalityCommonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland
OperatorState Navy
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey B028
Constructor William Castle (1629-1681)B028
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeShip B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild1689B028
BecomesBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Crown' (1689) (50)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Keel104' 0"Imperial Feet31.6992 
Breadth31' 8"Imperial Feet9.652 
Depth in Hold13' 0"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Burthen536Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel100' 6"Imperial Feet30.6324 
Breadth31' 8"Imperial Feet9.652 
Depth in Hold13' 0"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Burthen536 594Tons BM 


1666Broadside Weight = 302 Imperial Pound ( 136.9571 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck20 British Demi-Culverin
Lower Gun Deck22 British Culverin
Quarterdeck4 British Saker
Quarterdeck2 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1654140 BWAS-1603
1666170 BWAS-1603

15 Ship Commanders

1654 - 1655Captain Thomas VallisBWAS-16031656Captain Richard LyonsBWAS-16031656 - 1660Captain Nathaniel BrownBWAS-160329.3.1661 - 17.2.1662/63Captain Richard Beach (d.1692)B0511.2.1664/65 - 24.2.1665/66Captain Charles Wager (d.1664/65)B0511.2.1665/66 - 4.7.1666Captain George Chappell (d.1666)BWAS-16035.7.1666 - 18.2.1666/67Captain William GodfreyB05121.2.1666/67 - 19.12.1668Captain William Poole (d.bef.1689)B05121.3.1669/70 - 30.8.1672Captain William Finch (d.1673)BWAS-160331.8.1672 - 4.6.1673Captain Richard Sadlington (d.1673)BWAS-16035.6.1673 - 10.10.1674Captain Richard Carter (d.1692)BWAS-160311.11.1680 - 7.10.1683Captain David Lloyd (d.1714)BWAS-16031.7.1685 - 14.8.1686Captain Thomas Room Coyle (d.1689)B0518.1686 - 1687Captain John Neville (d.1697)BWAS-16039.1688 - 24.3.1688/89CaptainSir Robert RobinsonBWAS-1603

3 Commissioned Officers

1661 - 1662Lieutenant Simon SaddB0511662 - 1663Lieutenant Roger Strickland (1640-1717)B0511671 - 1672Lieutenant Benjamin CarterettB051

1 Crewman

28.3.1687 - 2.11.1688Captain's Servant John Ackworth (c.1668-?) ADM 107/1/46ADM 107/1

Service History

1654In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1654Completed at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £3484.0.0dBWAS-1603
4.4.1655Battle of Porto Farina
7.1656Sailed home, but then rejoined Blake's squadronBWAS-1603
20.4.1657Battle of Santa Cruz
6.1660Renamed CrownBWAS-1603
1661At TangierBWAS-1603
1662In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1665In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1666Refitted as a 48 gunner
1.6.1666Four Days Battle
25.7.1666St James Day Battle
25.6.1667Battle of Martinique
28.5.1672Battle of Solebay
28.5.1673First Battle of Schooneveld
4.6.1673Second Battle of Schooneveld
11.8.1673Battle of Texel
1674In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
4.3.1673/74Battle of Ronas Voe
1680In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
7.10.1683Paid offADM 51
1685In the Home watersBWAS-1603
1687Escort to the Turkey convoyBWAS-1603
1689Broken up at Woolwich to be rebuiltBWAS-1603
24.3.1688/89Paid offADM 51


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

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