Helverson

4695
Nominal Guns60B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyDutch hired ship of the line 'Hilversum' (1655) (62)
Captured4.6.1665BWAS-1603
First Commissioned10.6.1665B028
ShipyardUnknownB028
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Wrecked22.7.1667BWAS-1603

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB028
Burthen597Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel103' 0"Imperial Feet31.3944 
Breadth33' 0"Imperial Feet10.0584 
Depth in Hold12' 8"Imperial Feet3.7592 
Draught Aft15' 0"Imperial Feet4.572 
Burthen597Tons BM 

Armament


6.1666Broadside Weight = 354 Imperial Pound ( 160.539 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck8 British 24-Pounder
Gun Deck16 British Culverin
Gun Deck2 British 12-Pounder
Gun Deck2 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck18 British 8-Pounder
Gun Deck2 British 3-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British Minions

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
6.1665260 BWAS-1603

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.6.1665 - 11.11.1665CaptainJohn Hubbard (d.1668)B05114.11.1665 - 7.6.1666CaptainRichard MayB05110.6.1666 - 31.7.1666CaptainAbraham AnneslyBWAS-16031.8.1666 - 1.1.1666/67CaptainJohn BlakeB051

Service History


DateEventSource
1.6.1666Four Days Battle
25.7.1666St James Day Battle
7.1667Sunk as a blockship in the MedwayB028
22.7.1667Bilged and sunk at Sheerness while serving as accommodation ship shortly after Dutch raid on the MedwayBWAS-1603

 

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