Nominal Guns64B028
NationalityCommonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland
OperatorState Navy
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham B028
Designed by John TaylorB065
Constructor John TaylorBWAS-1603
CategorySecond RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Blown Up7.3.1664/65B028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Keel123' 4"Imperial Feet37.4948 
Breadth41' 0"Imperial Feet12.4968 
Depth in Hold16' 6"Imperial Feet4.9022 
Burthen1,104Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel123' 6"Imperial Feet37.497 
Breadth40' 0"Imperial Feet12.192 
Depth in Hold16' 6"Imperial Feet4.9022 
Burthen1,050Tons BM 


1660Broadside Weight = 534 Imperial Pound ( 242.169 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck12 British Demi-Cannon
Lower Gun Deck12 British Culverin
Middle Gun Deck12 British Culverin
Middle Gun Deck12 British Demi-Culverin
Upper Gun Deck16 British Demi-Culverin

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1660360 BWAS-1603
1660450Establishment for war abroadBWAS-1603
1660360Establishment for war at homeBWAS-1603
1660280Establishment for peaceBWAS-1603

6 Ship Commanders

1657Rear-Admiral Richard Stayner (1625-1662)BWAS-16031658Commodore William WhitehorneBWAS-16031659Rear-Admiral Richard Stayner (1625-1662)BWAS-16031660CaptainSir John Lawson (1610-1665)BWAS-160310.6.1664 - 22.2.1664/65Captain Jonas PooleB05123.2.1664/65 - 7.3.1664/65Vice-Admiral of the RedSir John Lawson (1610-1665)BWAS-1603

1 Flag Officer

21.6.1664 - 5.2.1664/65AdmiralLord Edward Montagu (1st Earl of Sandwich) (d.1672)BWAS-1603

2 Commissioned Officers

1664Lieutenant John Jefferies (d.1666)B0511664 - 1665Lieutenant John StewardB051

Service History

19.6.1656Ordered to be launchedBWAS-1603
1658Flagship in the DownsBWAS-1603
7.3.1664/65Blown up by accident at the NoreBWAS-1603

Notes on Ship

Wreck Site informationref:1497

The London Shipwreck Trust


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Posted by John Matthews on Tuesday 1st of July 2014 13:50

Southend museums are currently working with English heritage and a team of divers to recover artifacts from the wreck site. Check out Southend museums facebook page. They've got all the links videos and pictures on there.

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