Nominal Guns58BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned8.6.1666B028
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich B028
ConstructorChristopher Pett (1620-1667/68)BWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild1699B028
BecomesBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Greenwich' (1699) (54)


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 


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

18 Commanding Officers

8.6.1666 - 30.1.1666/67CaptainJohn Brooks (d.1678)B05131.1.1666/67 - 9.11.1667CaptainThe Hon. Francis Digby (d.1672)BWAS-16039.11.1667 - 4.11.1668CaptainRichard Beach (d.1692)B05124.7.1670 - 19.1.1671/72CaptainRobert RobinsonBWAS-16038.3.1671/72 - 11.6.1672CaptainLevy Green (d.1672)B05112.6.1672 - 8.1.1672/73CaptainNapthali Ball (d.1672/73)BWAS-16039.1.1672/73 - 9.4.1674CaptainThomas BridgemanB05115.1.1677/78 - 30.4.1678CaptainHenry Carverth (d.1683)BWAS-160315.1.1677/78 - 30.4.1678CaptainThomas Fowler (d.1687)BWAS-160316.4.1687 - 15.9.1687CaptainStephen Akerman (d.1693)B0511688 - 4.9.1688CaptainSir Richard Beach (d.1692)BWAS-16035.9.1688 - 1689CaptainRalph Wrenn (d.1692)BWAS-16031689 - 1691CaptainChristopher Billop (1650-1725)BWAS-160310.3.1689/90 - 12.1692CaptainSir Richard EdwardsBWAS-16031692 - 1694CaptainAndrew Pedder (d.1702)BWAS-16031694 - 7.1694CaptainFrederick Weighman (d.1696/97)BWAS-16037.1694 - 1.5.1695CaptainRichard Finch (d.1695)BWAS-160311.4.1696 - 19.12.1699CaptainCharles Wager (1666-1743) ADM 6/3/145BWAS-1603

6 Commissioned Officers

1666 - 1667LieutenantRobert FortescueB0518.1.1694/95 - 24.4.1696Second LieutenantArthur Basse ADM 6/3/4ADM 6/39.1.1694/95 - 19.4.1696First LieutenantCharles Hendrick ADM 6/3/4ADM 6/320.4.1696 - 19.12.1699First LieutenantIsaac Cooke (c.1668-1712) ADM 6/3/147ADM 6/325.4.1696 - 26.8.1697Second LieutenantTudor Trevor (d.1739/40) ADM 6/3/149ADM 6/327.8.1697 - 19.12.1699Second LieutenantRobert Berry (c.1675-?) ADM 6/4/115ADM 6/4

1 Warrant Officer

8.1.1694/95 - 1695GunnerThomas WinterADM/A

2 Crewmen

17.8.1689 - 6.2.1689/90Able SeamanJohn Stephens (c.1664-1731) ADM 107/1/86ADM 107/17.2.1689/90 - 18.8.1692Able SeamanJohn Stephens (c.1664-1731) ADM 107/1/86ADM 107/1

Service History

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
1677Refitted as a 54 gunner
1678In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1.5.1678In the ChannelBWAS-1603
1679Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1685Refitted 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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