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Happy Entrance

4601
Nominal Guns28BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered20.4.1619BWAS-1603
Acquired8.11.1619B028
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford B065
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeMiddling Ship B065
Burnt28.9.1658B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Keel96' 0"Imperial Feet29.2608 
Breadth32' 2"Imperial Feet9.779 
Depth in Hold13' 1"Imperial Feet3.9709 
Burthen580Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB028
Burthen540Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel96' 0"Imperial Feet29.2608 
Breadth32' 2"Imperial Feet9.779 
Depth in Hold14' 0"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Burthen404Baker's Rule Tons 
Burthen540Tons and Tonnage 
Burthen539 3494Tons BM 

Armament


1625Broadside Weight = 120.5 Imperial Pound ( 54.647 kg)B065
Gun Deck4 British Culverin
Gun Deck12 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck10 British Saker
Gun Deck2 British Minions
Gun Deck4 British Fowler

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1625200130 Mariners, 20 Gunners and 50 soldiersB065

22 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1623 - 1624Captain
Richard BingleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1623-1625
BWAS-1603
1625 - 1626Captain
Henry PalmerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1620-1641
BWAS-1603
1627Captain
Henry MelvynBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1627
BWAS-1603
1628Captain
Edward HarveyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1628-1673
BWAS-1603
1636Captain
George CarteretBritish
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1629-1679
BWAS-1603
1638Captain
Richard FoggeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1633-1642
BWAS-1603
1640 - 6.1642Captain
Robert SlingsbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1636-1642
BWAS-1603
1642Captain
Richard OwenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1642-1647
BWAS-1603
1643Captain
John BowenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1643-1649
BWAS-1603
1644Captain
Benjamin CrandleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1643-1647
BWAS-1603
1644 - 6.1645Captain
William SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1635-1645
BWAS-1603
3.1644/45Captain
William PennBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1644-1670
BWAS-1603
4.1645 - 1647Captain
John CrowtherBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1645-1648
BWAS-1603
1647 - 10.1647Captain
John BowenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1643-1649
BWAS-1603
10.1647 - 1648Captain
Thomas RainsboroughBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1643-1648
BWAS-1603
1649 - 1650Captain
Richard BadileyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1649-1657
BWAS-1603
1651 - 2.1652Captain
John CoppinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1644-1666
BWAS-1603
2.1652 - 12.1652Captain
Edmund ChapmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1652-1653
BWAS-1603
25.1.1652/53 - 4.1653Captain
William GoodsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Ship Owner
Service 1650-1659
ODNB
4.1653 - 7.1653Captain
Richard NewberryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1650-1656
BWAS-1603
7.1653 - 1654Captain
Anthony TuckerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1653-1654
BWAS-1603
1655 - 1657Captain
John HaywardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1651-1672
BWAS-1603

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1649Lieutenant
Stephen RoseBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1649-1653
DB016

4 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1634 - 20.1.1634Gunner
John JelfBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1634-1635
ref:1070
21.1.1633/34 - 1634Gunner
John HickesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1633-1634
ref:1070
1645 - 3.1644/45Gunner
Ralph ChessellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1645
SPD-1644-5
24.3.1845 - 1845Gunner
Charles HarrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1845
SPD-1644-5

Service History


DateEventSource
1633Refitted as a 34 gun Third Rate
1636In the ChannelBWAS-1603
10.6.1641Part of a letter from Robert Slyngsby to Sir John Pennington
"This day the Happy Entrance is falling down from Woolwich, being not till now fitted with guns and carriages and some other provisions which were wanting; and still so scarcely manned that I doubt it will ask us some time in the Hope"
SPD-1641-3
1642In the ChannelBWAS-1603
1643In the ChannelBWAS-1603
2.1645Present at the capture of Cardiff castleBWAS-1603
1647In the DownsBWAS-1603
22.5.1649Blockade of Kinsale
10.3.1649/50Blockade of the Tagus
1651Summer guard - In the area from the Downs to the Isle of WightW014
1651Operations against Royalist strongholds in the Channel IslandsSPD-1664-5
1652Refitted as a 40 gun Third Rate
19.5.1652Battle of Dover
30.11.1652Battle of Dungeness
18.2.1652/53Battle of Portland
2.6.1653Battle of the Gabbard
28.9.1658Burnt by accident at ChathamBWAS-1603


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1628-1628Expedition to La Rochelle  
1642-1642Summer Guard of 1642
Sir John PenningtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1620-1643
 
1645-1645Summer Guard of 1645  
1646-1646Winter Guard of 1646  
9.1649-1650Winter Guard of 1649  
14.2.1649/50-1652Fleet sent to Lisbon
Robert BlakeBritish
Naval Sailor
Soldier
Service 1649-1657
 

Notes on Ship


Captain disciplined
Edmund Chapman was one of four captains disciplined for not fighting hard enough after the Battle of Dungeness

 

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