Lion

5052
Nominal Guns52B028
NationalityCommonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland
OperatorState Navy
PreviouslyBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Lion' (1640) (42)
Acquired1658B028
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham B028
Constructor John TaylorB028
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Sold16.12.1698B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Keel112' 0"Imperial Feet34.1376 
Breadth35' 4"Imperial Feet10.6883 
Depth in Hold15' 6"Imperial Feet4.6025 
Burthen717Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck130' 0"Imperial Feet39.624 
Length of Keel108' 0"Imperial Feet32.9184 
Breadth35' 4"Imperial Feet10.6883 
Depth in Hold15' 6"Imperial Feet4.6025 
Draught Aft17' 6"Imperial Feet5.2034 
Burthen717 1894Tons BM 

Armament


1666Broadside Weight = 496 Imperial Pound ( 224.936 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck19 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck4 British Culverin
Gun Deck34 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck2 British 3-Pounder

1677Broadside Weight = 426.5 Imperial Pound ( 193.418 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck/Forecastle10 British Saker
Roundhouse2 British 3-Pounder

1685Broadside Weight = 425.25 Imperial Pound ( 192.851 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck/Forecastle10 British Saker Drake
Roundhouse2 British 3-Pounder

1694Broadside Weight = 438.5 Imperial Pound ( 198.86 kg)B065
Lower Gun Deck22 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British Saker
Forecastle2 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1660210 BWAS-1603
1666260 BWAS-1603

21 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1659Captain John LambertBWAS-160325.5.1661 - 8.8.1662Captain Thomas Bunn (d.1662)B0519.8.1662 - 17.12.1662Captain Thomas Allin (1612-1685)BWAS-16032.11.1664 - 25.8.1665Captain Edward Spragg (d.1673)B05127.8.1665 - 15.11.1665Captain Daniel Helling (d.1672)BWAS-160316.11.1665 - 9.6.1666Captain John Hubbard (d.1668)B05110.6.1666 - 30.11.1666CaptainSir William JennensBWAS-160317.2.1666/67 - 26.5.1668Rear-AdmiralSir John Harman (d.1673)BWAS-16037.11.1672 - 1.2.1672/73Captain Richard Haddock (1629-1714/15)BWAS-16033.2.1672/73 - 12.3.1672/73Captain Richard RoothBWAS-160313.3.1672/73 - 28.5.1673Captain Thomas Foulis (d.1673)BWAS-160331.5.1673 - 12.11.1673Captain John Ashby (d.1693)BWAS-160312.4.1678 - 7.7.1679Captain Henry WilliamsBWAS-160311.1688 - 1689Captain Charles SkeltonBWAS-160315.2.1689/90 - 1691Captain John Torpley (d.1699)B0511691 - 1693Captain Robert WisemanBWAS-16031693 - 1694Captain Thomas Gardner (d.1699)BWAS-16031694 - 18.9.1696Captain Jedediah Barker (d.1702/3)BWAS-16033.6.1695 - 1.9.1695Captain Andrew Douglas (d.1725) ADM 6/3/59ADM 6/312.12.1696 - 26.1.1696/97Captain Thomas Butler (d.1727) ADM 6/4/52ADM 6/430.1.1696/97 - 12.1698Captain Francis Dove (d.1724/25) ADM 6/4/69BWAS-1603

10 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1665Lieutenant Dominick NugentW0141666Lieutenant Philip EvattB0513.12.1695 - 1696First Lieutenant Thomas Dennett ADM 6/3/97ADM 6/37.12.1695 - 18.9.1696First Lieutenant Jonathon Denn ADM 6/3/99ADM 6/37.12.1695 - 16.1.1695/96Third Lieutenant John Sorrell (d.1703) ADM 6/3/99ADM 6/38.12.1695 - 18.9.1696Second Lieutenant Daniel Conde ADM 6/3/99ADM 6/316.11.1696 - 15.1.1696/97First Lieutenant Seth Jermy (1653-1724) ADM 6/4/45ADM 6/416.11.1696 - 20.1.1696/97Second Lieutenant William Crouch ADM 6/4/45ADM 6/416.11.1696 - 12.1698Third Lieutenant Lambert Bowles ADM 6/4/45ADM 6/421.1.1696/97 - 12.1698First Lieutenant William Crouch ADM 6/4/63ADM 6/4

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
3.11.1690 - 8.11.1691Midshipman Thomas Peacock (c.1662-?) ADM 107/1/51ADM 107/1

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
31.7.1690 - 24.10.1690Able Seaman William Carter (c.1671-?) ADM 107/1/54ADM 107/1

Service History


DateEventSource
1658Completed at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £6552.0.0dBWAS-1603
1662Sailed to Tangier and LisbonBWAS-1603
3.6.1665Battle of Lowestoft
1666Refitted as a 58 gun Third Rate
1.6.1666Four Days Battle
25.7.1666St James Day Battle
3.1666/67Sailed for the West Indies as flagship of a squadronBWAS-1603
6.6.1667

Arrived at Barbados

TRN2
23.6.1667

Found a French squadron at Martinique

TRN2
25.6.1667Battle of Martinique
1673In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
28.5.1673First Battle of Schooneveld
4.6.1673Second Battle of Schooneveld
11.8.1673Battle of Texel
1677Refitted as a 60 gun Third Rate
1678In the ChannelBWAS-1603
30.6.1690Battle of Beachy Head
20.2.1690/91Refitted as a Fourth RateADM/A
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur
17.6.1693Battle of Lagos
1697Sailed to NewfoundlandBWAS-1603

 

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