Holmes

4753
Nominal Guns24B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Privateer ship 'Albemarle' (1670) (24)
Purchased4.1671BWAS-1603
First Commissioned24.2.1671/72B028
ShipyardUnknown
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeShip B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Sold2.1682BWAS-1603

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel80' 0"Imperial Feet24.384 
Breadth22' 9"Imperial Feet6.8199 
Depth in Hold12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719 
Draught Aft13' 6"Imperial Feet4.0132 
Burthen220 2294Tons BM 

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1673100 BWAS-1603
167735As a fireshipBWAS-1603

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
24.2.1671/72 - 28.8.1672CaptainRichard GriffithBWAS-160330.8.1672 - 12.11.1673CaptainCasibelan Burton (d.1674)BWAS-160313.11.1673 - 11.11.1674CaptainGeorge Rooke (1650-1708/9)ODNB1.6.1675 - 26.10.1676CaptainHenry WilliamsB05118.7.1677 - 8.7.1679CaptainJohn VotierB051

Service History


DateEventSource
4.1671Purchased from Sir Robert HolmesBWAS-1603
1672Stationed off the Scottish coastBWAS-1603
1673On the Irish StationBWAS-1603
1675With Narborough's squadron in the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1677Converted to a fireshipBWAS-1603
2.1682Sold as uselessBWAS-1603


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume IJohn CharnockDigital Book
 

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