Lizard

5146
Nominal Guns16
NationalityCommonwealth of England
OperatorState Navy
Captured1653
ShipyardUnknown
CategoryFifth Rate
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Expended as Fireship8.8.1666

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel60' 0"Imperial Feet18.288 
Breadth22' 9"Imperial Feet6.8199 
Depth in Hold9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Draught Aft9' 6"Imperial Feet2.8956 
Burthen165 1794Tons BM 

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1656 - 1657CaptainDaniel BakerBWAS-16031659 - 1660CaptainRichard DucieBWAS-16034.4.1663 - 16.2.1663/64CaptainWilliam BlakeB05127.2.1663/64 - 28.10.1664CaptainHenry Hide (d.1665)B0512.2.1664/65 - 23.4.1666CaptainJohn Andrews (d.1665)B05118.6.1666 - 9.8.1666CaptainJoseph HarrisB051

Service History


DateEventSource
3.6.1665Battle of Lowestoft
2.12.1665Entered Weymouth with a prize of 7-guns, laden with wine and prunesBG
1666Converted to a FireshipBWAS-1603
1666Refitted as a 6 gun Fireship
25.7.1666St James Day Battle
9.8.1666Holmes' Bonfire


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume IJohn CharnockDigital Book
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
 

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