James Galley

Nominal Guns30B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned6.10.1676B028
ShipyardBlackwall - London B028
ConstructorSir Anthony Deane (1638-1721)B028
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeGalley-Frigate B028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck112' 0"Imperial Feet34.1376 
Length of Keel104' 0"Imperial Feet31.6992 
Breadth28' 1"Imperial Feet8.5376 
Depth in Hold10' 2"Imperial Feet3.0988 
Draught Aft10' 9"Imperial Feet3.2766 
Burthen436 2794Tons BM 


10.1676Broadside Weight = 77.5 Imperial Pound ( 35.1469 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck4 British Saker
Upper Gun Deck22 British Saker
Quarterdeck4 British 3-Pounder

1696Broadside Weight = 87 Imperial Pound ( 39.4545 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck4 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
10.1676200 BWAS-1603

11 Commanding Officers

6.10.1676 - 28.10.1677CaptainGeorge Canning (d.1677)BWAS-160328.10.1677 - 15.9.1679CaptainJohn WyborneBWAS-160321.10.1679 - 2.10.1679CaptainThomas Wilshaw (d.1702)B0512.12.1679 - 21.4.1681CaptainWilliam Coleman (d.1681)B05123.4.1681 - 68.1686CaptainCloudisley Shovell (1650-1707)B05110.4.1689 - 1690CaptainRobert ReynoldsBWAS-16031690 - 1691CaptainEdward Dover (d.1695)BWAS-16031691 - 1692CaptainWilliam Vickers (d.1694)BWAS-16031692 - 4.1693CaptainEdward Bibb (d.1701)BWAS-16037.1693CaptainAndrew Leake (d.1704)BWAS-16037.1693 - 26.11.1694CaptainJoseph Soanes (d.1737)BWAS-1603

1 Commissioned Officer

bef.1.5.1677 - aft.21.5.1677LieutenantPaul Mercer (d.1680/81) ADM 8/1/83ADM8

1 Warrant Officer

17.9.1677 - 20.10.1677MasterGreenvill Collins (1643-1694)ADM7

3 Petty Officers

24.9.1691 - 15.3.1691/92MidshipmanJohn Blixard (c.1666-?) ADM 107/1/95ADM 107/116.3.1691/92 - 29.9.1693Master's MateJohn Blixard (c.1666-?) ADM 107/1/95ADM 107/126.8.1694 - 5.2.1695MidshipmanJohn Wyatt (c.1673-?) ADM 107/1/83ADM 107/1

1 Crewman

19.8.1692 - 13.9.1692Able SeamanJohn Stephens (c.1664-1731) ADM 107/1/86ADM 107/1

Service History

28.10.1677In company with Charles Galley (32) took the Algerine Golden Marigold off TangierBWAS-1603
6.10.1679Commissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
9.9.1681In company with Sapphire (32) took the Algerine Half Moon (32) BWAS-1603
9.9.1681Took the Ship Half Moon (32) at AlgiersBWAS-1603
12.1681In company with Adventure (32) drove the Algerine Flowerpot (32) ashore near Masagram, destorying her the next dayBWAS-1603
16.1.1682/83Captured a SaiteasB051
2.1685Chased a corsair of 28 guns into portB051
11.1686Returned to EnglandB051
30.5.1689Took the Ship Le Dragon-Volant (8)
1690In the Irish SeaBWAS-1603
1691Reduced to a Fifth RateBWAS-1603
1691Refitted as a Fifth Rate
24.3.1692Took the Ship Le Saint Vincent (8) BWAS-1603
7.6.1692Took the Ship Le Soleil (24) BWAS-1603
26.11.1694Wrecked on Longsands in Thames EstuaryBWAS-1603


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