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Lyme -> 1666 Montagu

Nominal Guns52B028
NationalityCommonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland
OperatorState Navy
First Commissioned1655B028
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth B028
ConstructorJohn 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 Commanding Officers

1655CaptainJohn BourneBWAS-16031656 - 1657CaptainEustace SmithBWAS-16031657 - 1659AdmiralJohn StokesBWAS-16031.4.1661 - 17.12.1662CaptainRichard Utber (d.1669)B0517.10.1664 - 28.8.1665CaptainHenry Fenn (d.1666)B05129.8.1665 - 22.9.1665CaptainMartin Carslake (d.1670)B05124.9.1665 - 31.5.1666CaptainHenry Fenn (d.1666)BWAS-16032.6.1666 - 6.6.1666CaptainThomas Room Coyle (d.1689)B0517.6.1666 - 15.10.1667CaptainDaniel Helling (d.1672)BWAS-160320.3.1667/68 - 12.5.1669CaptainThe Hon. Francis Digby (d.1672)BWAS-160320.9.1671 - 18.1.1671/72CaptainRichard LondonBWAS-16031672 - 1673CaptainThomas DarcyB05119.1.1671/72 - 30.10.1672CaptainThomas DarcyB051

1 Commissioned Officer

1661 - 1663LieutenantHenry 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 1659Edward Montagu (d.1672) 


B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
B065The Ship of the Line Vol IBrian LaveryBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume IJohn CharnockDigital Book

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