Lions Whelp X

Tenth Whelp
Nominal Guns14B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Fifth Rate ship 'Lion's Whelp X' (1643) (10)
ShipyardShoreham - Sussex BWAS-1603
Ship ClassLion's Whelp ClassB028
ConstructorRobert TranckmoreB028
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeSloop B028
BecomesBritish Fifth Rate ship 'Lion's Whelp X' (1643) (10)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel62' 0"Imperial Feet18.8976 
Breadth25' 0"Imperial Feet7.62 
Depth in Hold9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Draught Aft9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Burthen206Tons BM 


1627Broadside Weight = 59.5 Imperial Pound ( 26.9833 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck4 British Culverin
Gun Deck4 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck2 British Saker

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
162760Design Complement
1.165260 B117

15 Commanding Officers

1628Captain PowellBWAS-16031635 - 1636CaptainWilliam Smith (d.1645)BWAS-16031636CaptainFrancis SmithBWAS-16031638CaptainAbraham Wheeler (d.1652)BWAS-16031640CaptainBaldwin WakeBWAS-16031642 - 1643CaptainRichard HillBWAS-16031645Captain BooneBWAS-16031646 - 1647CaptainWilliam LawrenceBWAS-16031647 - 1648CaptainWilliam BrandleyBWAS-160310.1647 - 1648CaptainJohn TaylerW0153.1647/48 - 1649CaptainWilliam YoungerBWAS-16031649 - 1650CaptainGeorge DakinsBWAS-16032.1.1649/50 - 1652CaptainRobert BaynesSPD-16491651 - 1653CaptainPhilip GethingsBWAS-16031653 - 1654CaptainDavid DoveBWAS-1603

2 Warrant Officers

1633PurserPeter Rayref:107021.1.1633/34 - 1634PurserThomas Frithref:1070

Service History

1649With Blake's squadron off the TagusBWAS-1603
1650Commissioned as a fireshipBWAS-1603
19.10.1651Sold to Jacob Blackpath for £410BWAS-1603
18.2.1652/53Battle of Portland


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1637-1637Ships Lent to the Prince Elector  
1646-1646Winter Guard of 1646  
1647-1648Winter Guard of 1647Thomas Rainsborough 
14.2.1649/50-1652Fleet sent to LisbonRobert Blake (1598-1657) 

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