Lyme -> 1666 Montagu

Nominal Guns52B028
NationalityCommonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland
OperatorState Navy
First Commissioned1655B028
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth B028
Constructor John TippettsB028
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild1673B028
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Montagu' (1675) (62)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Gundeck117' 0"Imperial Feet35.6616 
Breadth35' 2"Imperial Feet10.6782 
Depth in Hold15' 0"Imperial Feet4.572 
Burthen764Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck145' 0"Imperial Feet44.196 
Length of Keel117' 0"Imperial Feet35.6616 
Breadth35' 2"Imperial Feet10.6782 
Depth in Hold15' 0"Imperial Feet4.572 
Burthen769 6094Tons BM 


1666Broadside Weight = 502 Imperial Pound ( 227.657 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck20 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck4 British Culverin
Gun Deck32 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck2 British Falcon

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1660220 BWAS-1603
1666300 BWAS-1603

13 Ship Commanders

1655Captain John BourneBWAS-16031656 - 1657Captain Eustace SmithBWAS-16031657 - 1659Admiral John StokesBWAS-16031.4.1661 - 17.12.1662Captain Richard Utber (d.1669)B0517.10.1664 - 28.8.1665Captain Henry Fenn (d.1666)B05129.8.1665 - 22.9.1665Captain Martin Carslake (d.1670)B05124.9.1665 - 31.5.1666Captain Henry Fenn (d.1666)BWAS-16032.6.1666 - 6.6.1666Captain Thomas Room Coyle (d.1689)B0517.6.1666 - 15.10.1667Captain Daniel Helling (d.1672)BWAS-160320.3.1667/68 - 12.5.1669CaptainThe Hon. Francis Digby (d.1672)BWAS-160320.9.1671 - 18.1.1671/72Captain Richard LondonBWAS-16031672 - 1673Captain Thomas DarcyB05119.1.1671/72 - 30.10.1672Captain Thomas DarcyB051

1 Commissioned Officer

1661 - 1663Lieutenant Henry AdeyB051

Service History

4.9.1654Completed at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £7020.0.0dBWAS-1603
1657Flagship in the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
20.4.1657Battle of Santa Cruz
3.6.1665Battle of Lowestoft
1666Refitted as a 58 gun Third Rate
23.5.1666Renamed MontaguBWAS-1603
25.7.1666St James Day Battle
28.5.1672Battle of Solebay


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1659-1659British Baltic Fleet 1659 Edward Montagu (d.1672) 

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