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Lion

5052
Lyon
Nominal Guns52B028
NationalityCommonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland
OperatorState Navy
Previously
Acquired1658B028
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham B028
Constructor
John TaylorBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1627-1660
B028
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the LineB028
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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1659Captain
John LambertBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1643-1659
BWAS-1603
25.5.1661 - 8.8.1662Captain
Thomas BunnBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1653-1662
B051
9.8.1662 - 17.12.1662Captain
Thomas AllinBritish
Naval Sailor
Privateer
Service 1648-1678
BWAS-1603
2.11.1664 - 25.8.1665Captain
Edward SpraggBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1661-1672
B051
27.8.1665 - 15.11.1665Captain
Daniel HellingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1672
BWAS-1603
16.11.1665 - 9.6.1666Captain
John HubbardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1669
B051
10.6.1666 - 30.11.1666Captain
Sir William JennensBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1648-1690
BWAS-1603
17.2.1666/67 - 26.5.1668Rear-Admiral
Sir John HarmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1646-1673
BWAS-1603
7.11.1672 - 1.2.1672/73Captain
Richard HaddockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1656-1690
BWAS-1603
3.2.1672/73 - 12.3.1672/73Captain
Richard RoothBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1655-1679
BWAS-1603
13.3.1672/73 - 28.5.1673Captain
Thomas FoulisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1666-1673
BWAS-1603
31.5.1673 - 12.11.1673Captain
John AshbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1688
BWAS-1603
12.4.1678 - 7.7.1679Captain
Henry WilliamsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1667-1688
BWAS-1603
11.1688 - 1689Captain
Charles SkeltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1689
BWAS-1603
15.2.1689/90 - 1691Captain
John TorpleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1666-1692
B051
1691 - 1693Captain
Robert WisemanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1673-1702
BWAS-1603
1693 - 1694Captain
Thomas GardnerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1678-1699
BWAS-1603
1694 - 18.9.1696Captain
Jedediah BarkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1703
BWAS-1603
3.6.1695 - 1.9.1695Captain
Andrew DouglasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1716
Transfered ADM 6/3/59
ADM 6/3
12.12.1696 - 26.1.1696/97Captain
Thomas ButlerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1711
Transfered ADM 6/4/52
ADM 6/4
30.1.1696/97 - 12.1698Captain
Francis DoveBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1725
ADM 6/4/69
BWAS-1603

10 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1665Lieutenant
Dominick NugentBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1688
W014
1666Lieutenant
Philip EvattBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1666
B051
3.12.1695 - 1696First Lieutenant
Thomas DennettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1714
ADM 6/3/97
ADM 6/3
7.12.1695 - 18.9.1696First Lieutenant
Jonathon DennBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1703
ADM 6/3/99
ADM 6/3
7.12.1695 - 16.1.1695/96Third Lieutenant
John SorrellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1703
Transfered ADM 6/3/99
ADM 6/3
8.12.1695 - 18.9.1696Second Lieutenant
Daniel CondeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1709
ADM 6/3/99
ADM 6/3
16.11.1696 - 15.1.1696/97First Lieutenant
Seth JermyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1710
ADM 6/4/45
ADM 6/4
16.11.1696 - 20.1.1696/97Second Lieutenant
William CrouchBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1698
ADM 6/4/45
ADM 6/4
16.11.1696 - 12.1698Third Lieutenant
Lambert BowlesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1698
ADM 6/4/45
ADM 6/4
21.1.1696/97 - 12.1698First Lieutenant
William CrouchBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1698
ADM 6/4/63
ADM 6/4

9 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1695 - 26.3.1695Carpenter
William BettsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1696
Transfered ADM 6/3/42
ADM 6
9.1.1694/95 - 22.11.1696Chaplain
James WhitworthBritish
Naval Sailor
Clergyman
Service 1695-1697
ADM 6/3/27
ADM 6/3
8.4.1695 - 1695Purser
William SelbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695
ADM 6/3/44
ADM 6/3
12.4.1695 - bef.17.3.1697Carpenter
John SpovierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1697
Discharged Sick ADM 6/3/48
ADM 6/3
17.6.1695 - 1695Gunner
Stephen FisherBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695
ADM 6/3/62
ADM 6/3
23.11.1696 - 27.12.1696Chaplain
William MeridenBritish
Naval Sailor
Clergyman
Service 1695-1697
ADM 6/4/48
ADM 6/4
28.12.1696 - 1696Chaplain
James PetreBritish
Naval Sailor
Clergyman
Service 1696
ADM 6/4/57
ADM 6/4
1697Gunner
Edward StephensonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697
ADM 6/4/74
ADM 6/4
17.3.1696/97 - 1697Carpenter
John BrownBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1697
ADM 6/4/83
ADM 6/4

8 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
3.11.1690 - 8.11.1691Midshipman
Thomas PeacockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1674-1696
ADM 107/1/51
ADM 107/1
1694Volunteer
John StapelyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1695
ADM 6/3/29
ADM 6/3
25.11.1696 - 1696Volunteer
James BarnettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
ADM 6/4/49
ADM 6/4
22.12.1696 - 14.2.1696/97Volunteer
Robert FloydBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1697
Transfered ADM 6/4/56
ADM 6/4
1.1.1696/97 - 4.2.1696/97Volunteer
Richard HarnageBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1711
Transfered ADM 6/4/58
ADM 6/4
1.1.1696/97 - 11.3.1696/97Volunteer
Charles AppreeceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1697
Transfered ADM 6/4/58
ADM 6/4
1.1.1696/97 - 29.2.1696/97Volunteer-per-order
Brounker ApreeceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1706
Transfered ADM 6/4/58
ADM 107/1
18.11.1723 - 7.5.1725Midshipman
George RosbeeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1721-1742
ADM 107/3/229
ADM 107/3

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
31.7.1690 - 24.10.1690Able Seaman
William CarterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1694
ADM 107/1/54
ADM 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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