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Winsby -> 1660 Happy Return

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Nominal Guns44B028
NationalityCommonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland
OperatorState Navy
Ordered27.12.1652BWAS-1603
Launched21.2.1653/54BWAS-1603
First Commissioned2.1654B028
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardGreat Yarmouth - Norfolk B028
Constructor
Edmund EdgarBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the LineB028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Captured4.11.1691B028
Becomes

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB022
Length of Keel104' 0"Imperial Feet31.6992 
Breadth33' 2"Imperial Feet10.0753 
Depth in Hold13' 0"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Burthen608 4994Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel104' 0"Imperial Feet31.6992 
Breadth33' 2"Imperial Feet10.0753 
Depth in Hold13' 0"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Draught Aft17' 0"Imperial Feet5.1816 
Burthen608 4994Tons BM 

Armament


1666Broadside Weight = 322.5 Imperial Pound ( 146.2539 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck22 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck24 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck6 British Saker

1677Broadside Weight = 376 Imperial Pound ( 170.5162 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 6-Pound Saker
Quarterdeck/Forecastle8 British Saker

1685Broadside Weight = 315 Imperial Pound ( 142.8525 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck22 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck20 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck6 British Demi-Culverin Cutts

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1660160 BWAS-1603
1666190 BWAS-1603
1677280 BWAS-1603

19 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1654 - 9.1660Captain
Joseph AmesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1653-1660
BWAS-1603
20.9.1660 - 1661Captain
John TyrwhittBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1660-1688
B051
31.5.1664 - 16.8.1664Captain
Robert MoultonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1667
BWAS-1603
4.10.1664 - 25.8.1665Captain
James LambertBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1661-1665
BWAS-1603
1665Captain
John HubbardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1669
B051
1665 - 1666Captain
Thomas HarwoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1672
B051
28.8.1665 - 11.6.1666Captain
Henry CuttanceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1660-1666
B051
12.6.1666 - 11.10.1667Captain
Francis CourtnayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1666-1673
BWAS-1714
26.6.1672 - 1.4.1674Captain
John StansbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1643-1674
BWAS-1603
1678 - 9.1678Captain
Morgan KempthorneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1668-1681
BWAS-1603
11.9.1678 - 27.11.1679Captain
Sir William PooleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1660-1685
B051
16.7.1681 - 22.4.1684Captain
John WyborneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1666-1684
B051
20.6.1685 - 9.1687Captain
Thomas FowlerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1673-1678
BWAS-1603
2.9.1687 - 1688Captain
Benjamin WaltersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1693
BWAS-1603
1689 - 6.5.1689Captain
William GiffordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1676-1714
BWAS-1603
7.5.1689 - 1690Captain
William BokenhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1681-1703
BWAS-1603
1690Captain
William RobinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1714
BWAS-1603
1691 - 2.1691Captain
Thomas MonkBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1678-1711
BWAS-1603
2.1691 - 4.11.1691Captain
Peter PickardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1680-1702
BWAS-1603

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1664Lieutenant
Richard JamesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1660-1674
B051
1664 - 1666Lieutenant
Thomas LammingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1660-1667
B051
11.9.1678 - 13.1.1678/79First Lieutenant
John GeorgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1684
Transfered
B051

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
18.7.1691 - 4.11.1691Midshipman
Edward RaineyBritish
Naval Sailor
Merchant Sailor
Service 1691-1703
Transfered ADM 107/1/36
ADM 107/1

4 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
15.12.1687 - 17.9.1690Able Seaman
Sudbury DuncombBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1687-1695
Transfered ADM 107/1/64
ADM 107/1
29.6.1690 - 24.12.1690Volunteer
Edward BowlesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1692
ADM 107/1
12.1.1690/91 - 18.7.1691Volunteer
Edward RaineyBritish
Naval Sailor
Merchant Sailor
Service 1691-1703
ADM 107/1/36
ADM 107/1
12.10.1691 - 4.11.1691Volunteer
Philip HusseyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1693
ADM 107/1/24
ADM 107/1

Service History


DateEventSource
2.1654Completed at Great Yarmouth - Norfolk at a cost of £3932.10.0dBWAS-1603
20.4.1657Battle of Santa Cruz
1659Operations in the SoundBWAS-1603
1660Renamed Happy ReturnB065
6.1660In the North SeaBWAS-1603
3.6.1665Battle of Lowestoft
3.8.1665Battle of Vågen
1666Rerated as a 52 gunner
1.6.1666Four Days Battle
25.7.1666St James Day Battle
28.5.1673First Battle of Schooneveld
4.6.1673Second Battle of Schooneveld
11.8.1673Battle of Texel
1677Rerated as a 54 gunner
1679In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1681Expedition to TangierBWAS-1603
1685In Home water and then the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1685Rerated as a 48 gunner
1690In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
22.4.1690Took the Ship
La Vierge de Grace (32) 1690-1690
French 32 Gun
Privateer Ship
BWAS-1603
2.1691Convoy service off BarfleurBWAS-1603
4.11.1691Captured by French privateers off DunkirkBWAS-1603


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1659-1659British Baltic Fleet 1659
Edward MontaguBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1656-1672
 
 

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