Taunton -> 1660 Crown

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Nominal Guns40B028
NationalityCommonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland
OperatorState Navy
Launched1654B028
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey B028
ConstructorWilliam Castle (1629-1681)B028
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up to Rebuild1689B028
BecomesBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Crown' (1689) (50)

Dimensions


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 

Armament


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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1654 - 1655CaptainThomas VallisBWAS-16031656CaptainRichard LyonsBWAS-16031656 - 1660CaptainNathaniel BrownBWAS-160329.3.1661 - 17.2.1662/63CaptainRichard Beach (d.1692)B0511.2.1664/65 - 24.2.1665/66CaptainCharles Wager (d.1664/65)B0511.2.1665/66 - 4.7.1666CaptainGeorge Chappell (d.1666)BWAS-16035.7.1666 - 18.2.1666/67CaptainWilliam GodfreyB05121.2.1666/67 - 19.12.1668CaptainWilliam PooleB05121.3.1669/70 - 30.8.1672CaptainWilliam Finch (d.1673)BWAS-160331.8.1672 - 4.6.1673CaptainRichard Sadlington (d.1673)BWAS-16035.6.1673 - 10.10.1674CaptainRichard Carter (d.1692)BWAS-160311.11.1680 - 7.10.1683CaptainDavid Lloyd (d.1714)BWAS-16031.7.1685 - 14.8.1686CaptainThomas Room Coyle (d.1689)B0518.1686 - 1687CaptainJohn Neville (d.1697)BWAS-16039.1688 - 24.3.1688/89CaptainSir Robert RobinsonBWAS-1603

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1661 - 1662LieutenantSimon SaddB0511662 - 1663LieutenantRoger Strickland (1640-1717)B0511671 - 1672LieutenantBenjamin CarterettB051

1 Crewman


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

Service History


DateEventSource
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
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

Fleets
FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
16591659British Baltic Fleet 1659Edward Montagu (d.1672)

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
B065The Ship of the Line Vol IBrian LaveryBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume IJohn CharnockDigital Book
ADM 107/1ADM 107/1 1691-1703 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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