Nominal Guns30
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
CategoryFifth Rate
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sunk in Collision17.11.1688


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel74' 0"Imperial Feet22.5552 
Breadth24' 10"Imperial Feet7.3152 
Depth in Hold9' 6"Imperial Feet2.8956 
Draught Aft11' 3"Imperial Feet3.429 
Burthen242 6994Tons BM 

1 Commanding Officer

1688 - 17.11.1688Captain Albion HowellBWAS-1603

Service History

20.6.1685Taken by SaudadoesBWAS-1603
15.7.1686Ordered to be purchasedBWAS-1603
10.1688Converted to a Hospital Ship having never been in commission as a Fifth RateBWAS-1603
17.11.1688Sunk in a collision with Bonaventure off the Isle of WightBWAS-1603

Notes on Ship

Dutch Helderenberg, being used by the Duke of Monmouth's troops


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Posted by Stephen Carter on Saturday 25th of April 2020 14:34

Note on the Helderenberg, in BL Add MS 41822 f.262, she is described as carrying 26 guns; ten 6 lbs, ten 3 lbs and six 1 lbs when fitted out by Monmouth. The Whig Captain was Cornelius van Brakell, the ships pilot was John Woolters.

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