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Greenwich

480
Nominal Guns58BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered11.11.1664BWAS-1603
Launched7.6.1666BWAS-1603
First Commissioned8.6.1666B028
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich B028
Constructor
Christopher PettBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1620-1668
BWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild1699B028
Becomes
British Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Greenwich' (1699) (54) 1699-1724
British 54 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck136' 0"Imperial Feet41.4528 
Length of Keel108' 0"Imperial Feet32.9184 
Breadth33' 9"Imperial Feet10.1346 
Depth in Hold14' 6"Imperial Feet4.3053 
Draught Aft15' 0"Imperial Feet4.572 
Burthen654 3394Tons BM 

Armament


1666Broadside Weight = 412.5 Imperial Pound ( 187.06905 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck20 British 24-Pounder
Gun Deck2 British Culverin
Gun Deck27 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck12 British Saker

1677Broadside Weight = 370 Imperial Pound ( 167.795 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 6-Pound Saker
Quarterdeck8 British 4-Pounder

1685Broadside Weight = 426.5 Imperial Pound ( 193.418 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck22 British 24-Pounder
Gun Deck2 British Culverin
Gun Deck26 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck10 British Saker

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1666260 BWAS-1603
1685280 BWAS-1603

19 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
8.6.1666 - 30.1.1666/67Captain
John BrooksBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1672
B051
31.1.1666/67 - 9.11.1667Captain
The Hon. Francis DigbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1666-1672
BWAS-1603
9.11.1667 - 4.11.1668Captain
Richard BeachBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1661-1688
B051
24.7.1670 - 19.1.1671/72Captain
Robert RobinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1653-1748
BWAS-1603
8.3.1671/72 - 11.6.1672Captain
Levy GreenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1672
B051
12.6.1672 - 8.1.1672/73Captain
Napthali BallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1673
BWAS-1603
9.1.1672/73 - 9.4.1674Captain
Thomas BridgemanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1674
B051
15.1.1677/78 - 30.4.1678Captain
Henry CarverthBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1678
BWAS-1603
15.1.1677/78 - 30.4.1678Captain
Thomas FowlerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1673-1678
BWAS-1603
16.4.1687 - 15.9.1687Captain
Stephen AkermanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1689
B051
1688 - 4.9.1688Captain
Sir Richard BeachBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1661-1688
BWAS-1603
5.9.1688 - 1689Captain
Ralph WrennBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1688
BWAS-1603
1689 - 1691Captain
Christopher BillopBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1671-1693
BWAS-1603
10.3.1689/90 - 12.1692Captain
Sir Richard EdwardsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1688-1708
BWAS-1603
1692 - 1694Captain
Andrew PedderBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1699
BWAS-1603
1694 - 7.1694Captain
Frederick WeighmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1691
BWAS-1603
7.1694 - 1.5.1695Captain
Richard FinchBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1695
BWAS-1603
30.5.1695 - 10.4.1696Captain
Robert StapletonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1701
Transfered ADM 6/3/114
Issued by
Edward RussellBritish
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1671-1702

Confirmed 8.1.1695/96
ADM 6/3
11.4.1696 - 19.12.1699Captain
Charles WagerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1734
ADM 6/3/145
BWAS-1603

6 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1666 - 1667Lieutenant
Robert FortescueBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1661-1678
B051
8.1.1694/95 - 24.4.1696Second Lieutenant
Arthur BasseBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1713
Transfered ADM 6/3/4
ADM 6/3
9.1.1694/95 - 19.4.1696First Lieutenant
Charles HendrickBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1697
Transfered ADM 6/3/4
ADM 6/3
20.4.1696 - 19.12.1699First Lieutenant
Isaac CookeBritish
Naval Sailor
Merchant Sailor
Service 1683-1719
ADM 6/3/147
ADM 6/3
25.4.1696 - 26.8.1697Second Lieutenant
Tudor TrevorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1717
ADM 6/3/149
ADM 6/3
27.8.1697 - 19.12.1699Second Lieutenant
Robert BerryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1686-1699
ADM 6/4/115
ADM 6/4

7 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1695 - 2.1.1695/96Carpenter
Thomas GuyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1696
Transfered ADM 6/3/112
ADM 6/3
8.1.1694/95 - 12.8.1695Gunner
Thomas WinterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1695
ADM 6/3/27
ADM/A
13.3.1694/95 - 1695Chaplain
John GillinghamBritish
Naval Sailor
Clergyman
Service 1695
ADM 6/3/40
ADM 6/3
18.4.1695 - 1696Boatswain
Francis CotterellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1696
ADM 6/3/112
Issued by
Edward RussellBritish
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1671-1702

Confirmed 3.1.1695/96
ADM 6/3
13.8.1695 - 20.8.1695Gunner
John TaylorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695
Transfered ADM 6/3/69
ADM 6/3
1.1.1695/96 - 1696Carpenter
John RussellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1696
ADM 6/3/110
ADM 6/3
3.1.1695/96 - 1696Cook
Thomas HarpBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1696
ADM 6/3/112
ADM 6/3

3 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
17.8.1689 - 6.2.1689/90Able Seaman
John StephensBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1681-1718
ADM 107/1/86
ADM 107/1
7.2.1689/90 - 18.8.1692Able Seaman
John StephensBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1681-1718
Transfered ADM 107/1/86
ADM 107/1
6.1.1690/91 - 23.1.1691/92Ordinary Seaman
George PomeroyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1735
Transfered ADM 107/1/312
ADM 107/1

Service History


DateEventSource
6.1666Completed at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £5491.0.0dBWAS-1603
25.7.1666St James Day Battle
28.5.1672Battle of Solebay
28.5.1673First Battle of Schooneveld
4.6.1673Second Battle of Schooneveld
11.8.1673Battle of Texel
1677Rerated as a 54 gunner
1678In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1.5.1678In the ChannelBWAS-1603
1679Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1685Rerated as a 60 gunner
1.5.1689Battle of Bantry Bay
1690Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur
2.6.1692Battle of La Hogue
8.6.1694Present at the attack on Camaret BayBWAS-1603
1695Commissioned for the North Sea and ChannelBWAS-1603
1699Broken up and rebuilt at PortsmouthBWAS-1603
19.12.1699Paid offADM 51

 

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Posted by Brian on Wednesday 18th of June 2014 20:30

The London Gazette
Publication date:10 May 1680 (continued from the ship [Citron Tree]
On the 11th instant about noon, Captain Carverth, in the Greenwich, being about 10 leagues W.S.W. from Rota-point, discovered four ship to windward, which bore down upon him with all the sail they could make, showing English colours till they came within a league of him and then put out their Turkish colours; in the meantime, Captain Carverth having put his ship into a fighting posture, spread his colours, and fired a gun of defiance; about five, the Turks bore round up on him, he there upon tack'd, and stood right of them, which they no sooner saw, but getting their larboard tacks on board, with all the sail they could make, stood to the eastward from him; Captain Carverth gave them chase for above an hour, but seeing he could do no good,night coming on, and fearing to lose two vessels he had under his convoy, gave over the chase. The next morning Captain Pym, in the Hampshire, came up with the four said Algerians, and having maintained a fight of ten hours with them all, had so disabled the ?Calabath? a ship of 28 guns, that the Adventure coming in, she was taken (and is now in Tangier Road) and the other three fled; but Vice-Admiral Herbert and other English frigates, who upon the noise of the guns, came from Tangier, assisting in the chase of them, one of them viz. the Orange-Tree, a new ship of 28 guns, was stranded and destroyed.

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