Nominal Guns52B028
NationalityCommonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland
OperatorState Navy
PreviouslyBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Lion' (1640) (42)
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham B028
ConstructorJohn TaylorB028
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged


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 


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

1659CaptainJohn LambertBWAS-160325.5.1661 - 8.8.1662CaptainThomas Bunn (d.1662)B0519.8.1662 - 17.12.1662CaptainThomas Allin (1612-1685)BWAS-16032.11.1664 - 25.8.1665CaptainEdward Spragg (d.1673)B05127.8.1665 - 15.11.1665CaptainDaniel Helling (d.1672)BWAS-160316.11.1665 - 9.6.1666CaptainJohn 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 - 1.2.1672/73CaptainRichard Haddock (1629-1714/15)BWAS-16033.2.1672/73 - 12.3.1672/73CaptainRichard RoothBWAS-160313.3.1672/73 - 28.5.1673CaptainThomas Foulis (d.1673)BWAS-160331.5.1673 - 12.11.1673CaptainJohn Ashby (d.1693)BWAS-160312.4.1678 - 7.7.1679CaptainHenry WilliamsBWAS-160311.1688 - 1689CaptainCharles SkeltonBWAS-160315.2.1689/90 - 1691CaptainJohn Torpley (d.1699)B0511691 - 1693CaptainRobert WisemanBWAS-16031693 - 1694CaptainThomas Gardner (d.1699)BWAS-16031694 - 18.9.1696CaptainJedediah Barker (d.1702/3)BWAS-16033.6.1695 - 2.9.1695CaptainAndrew Douglas (d.1725) ADM 6/3/59ADM 6/312.12.1696 - 26.1.1696/97CaptainThomas Butler (d.1727) ADM 6/4/52ADM 6/430.1.1696/97 - 12.1698CaptainFrancis Dove (d.1724/25) ADM 6/4/69BWAS-1603

10 Commissioned Officers

1665LieutenantDominick NugentW0141666LieutenantPhilip EvattB0513.12.1695 - 1696First LieutenantThomas Dennett ADM 6/3/97ADM 6/37.12.1695 - 18.9.1696First LieutenantJonathon Denn ADM 6/3/99ADM 6/37.12.1695 - 16.1.1695/96Third LieutenantJohn Sorrell (d.1703) ADM 6/3/99ADM 6/38.12.1695 - 18.9.1696Second LieutenantDaniel Conde ADM 6/3/99ADM 6/316.11.1696 - 15.1.1696/97First LieutenantSeth Jermy (1653-1724) ADM 6/4/45ADM 6/416.11.1696 - 20.1.1696/97Second LieutenantWilliam Crouch ADM 6/4/45ADM 6/416.11.1696 - 12.1698Third LieutenantLambert Bowles ADM 6/4/45ADM 6/421.1.1696/97 - 12.1698First LieutenantWilliam Crouch ADM 6/4/63ADM 6/4

1 Petty Officer

3.11.1690 - 8.11.1691MidshipmanThomas Peacock (c.1662-?) ADM 107/1/51ADM 107/1

1 Crewman

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

Service History

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
6.6.1667Arrived at BarbadosTRN2
23.6.1667Found a French squadron at MartiniqueTRN2
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
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur
17.6.1693Battle of Lagos
1697Sailed to NewfoundlandBWAS-1603


B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
B065The Ship of the Line Vol IBrian LaveryBook
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume IJohn CharnockDigital Book
ADM 6/3ADM 6/3 Commission and Warrant Book 1694/5 Jan.-1696 25 May Archive
ADM 6/4ADM 6/4 Commission and Warrent Book 1696 25 May-1698 20 Jan. Archive
W014Anglo-Dutch Wars BLOGJames C BenderWeb Site
ADM 107/1ADM 107/1 1691-1703 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive
TRN2The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book

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