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Royal Prince
Nominal Guns100B065
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down6.1667BWAS-1603
Launched3.12.1670BWAS-1603
First Commissioned15.1.1671/72B065
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham B065
Constructor
Phineus PettBritish
Naval Sailor
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1647-1673
B065
CategoryFirst RateB065
Ship TypeShip of the LineB065
Sailing RigShip RiggedB065
Broken Up to Rebuild1692B065
Becomes

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Keel131' 0"Imperial Feet39.9288 
Breadth44' 10"Imperial Feet13.4112 
Depth in Hold19' 0"Imperial Feet5.7912 
Burthen1,403Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck167' 3"Imperial Feet50.9027 
Length of Keel131' 0"Imperial Feet39.9288 
Breadth44' 9"Imperial Feet13.4684 
Depth in Hold19' 0"Imperial Feet5.7912 
Draught Aft20' 9"Imperial Feet6.3246 
Burthen1,395Tons BM 

Armament


1677Broadside Weight = 968.5 Imperial Pound ( 439.2151 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck26 British Cannon of 7
Middle Gun Deck28 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck28 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck10 British Saker
Forecastle4 British Saker
Roundhouse4 British 3-Pounder

1685Broadside Weight = 972 Imperial Pound ( 440.802 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck24 British Cannon of 7
Gun Deck32 British Culverin
Gun Deck40 British Demi-Culverin

1688Broadside Weight = 954 Imperial Pound ( 432.639 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck24 British Cannon of 7
Gun Deck30 British Culverin
Gun Deck40 British Demi-Culverin

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1670780Establishment for war abroadBWAS-1603
1670670Establishment for war at homeBWAS-1603
1670560Establishment for peaceBWAS-1603

4 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
15.1.1671/72 - 28.5.1672Captain
Sir John CoxBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1672
BWAS-1603
29.5.1672 - 1672Captain
John NarboroughBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1688
B051
7.2.1672/73 - 11.8.1673Unknown
Thomas FowlerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1673-1678
BWAS-1603
11.8.1673 - 6.8.1673Captain
Thomas FowlerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1673-1678
BWAS-1603

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
15.1.1671/72 - 7.6.1672Unknown
Sir James Stuart (Duke of York)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1672
TRN2
7.2.1672/73 - 11.8.1673Admiral of the Blue
Sir Edward SpraggBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1661-1672
BWAS-1603

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
15.1.1671/72 - 4.1672Lieutenant
Christopher GunmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1663-1685
B051
15.1.1671/72 - 4.1672Third Lieutenant
Edward RussellBritish
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1671-1702
B051
1673Lieutenant
George RookeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1705
B051

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
5.1669 - 9.1673Gunner
Richard LeakeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1669-1673
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2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
22.1.1671/72 - 17.9.1672Midshipman
Cloudisley ShovellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1688
ODNB
7.1689 - 1691Midshipman
Isaac CookeBritish
Naval Sailor
Merchant Sailor
Service 1683-1719
ADM 107/1/17
ADM 107/1

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
1672 - 28.5.1672Volunteer
Richard NichollsBritish
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1672
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Service History


DateEventSource
28.5.1672Battle of Solebay
28.5.1673First Battle of Schooneveld
4.6.1673Second Battle of Schooneveld
11.8.1673Battle of Texel

 

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