Newbury -> 1660 Revenge

Nominal Guns52B028
NationalityCommonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland
OperatorState Navy
First Commissioned1656B028
ShipyardLimehouse - London B028
ConstructorMathew GravesB028
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Keel117' 6"Imperial Feet35.6706 
Breadth35' 0"Imperial Feet10.668 
Depth in Hold14' 5"Imperial Feet4.299 
Burthen766Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel117' 6"Imperial Feet35.6706 
Breadth35' 0"Imperial Feet10.668 
Depth in Hold14' 5"Imperial Feet4.299 
Draught Aft18' 0"Imperial Feet5.4864 
Burthen765 5994Tons BM 


1666Broadside Weight = 555 Imperial Pound ( 251.69275 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck22 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck4 British Culverin
Gun Deck30 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck10 British Saker
Gun Deck2 British 3-Pounder
Gun Deck1 British Minions

Crew Complement

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

13 Commanding Officers

1656 - 1660CaptainRobert BlakeBWAS-160330.5.1664 - 10.3.1664/65CaptainThomas Teddeman (1620-1668)BWAS-16036.2.1664/65 - 22.2.1664/65CaptainCharles HerbertB0516.2.1664/65 - 22.2.1664/65UnknownRobert FairerBWAS-160314.3.1664/65 - 14.6.1665CaptainRobert Holmes (1622-1692)BWAS-160314.6.1665 - 9.9.1665CaptainArthur Langhorne (d.1666/67)B05113.9.1665 - 21.10.1665CaptainJohn HartB05125.10.1665 - 14.1.1665/66CaptainJohn Harman (d.1673)BWAS-16037.12.1665 - 31.10.1667CaptainThomas ElliottB05128.12.1667 - 21.9.1668Vice-Admiral of the BlueSir Edward Spragg (d.1673)BWAS-160329.4.1669 - 5.1.1681/82Vice-AdmiralSir Edward Spragg (d.1673)BWAS-16036.1.1671/72 - 5.6.1672CaptainJohn HartBWAS-16035.6.1672 - 3.7.1673CaptainSir John ErnleBWAS-1603

2 Flag Officers

6.2.1664/65 - 19.6.1665Admiral of the FleetLord Edward Montagu (1st Earl of Sandwich) (d.1672)BWAS-16037.1665 - 9.1665Vice-Admiral of the WhiteSir Thomas Teddeman (1620-1668)BWAS-1603

7 Commissioned Officers

1664LieutenantThomas DarcyB0511665LieutenantAbraham HolditchB0511665 - 1666LieutenantRobert Stout (d.1675)B0511669 - 1670First LieutenantEdward CotterellB0515.1671 - 1671First LieutenantDominick NugentTRN21672LieutenantRobert HooperB0511672 - 1.1672LieutenantEdward Russell (1653-1727)ref:764

Service History

30.6.1654Completed at Limehouse - London at a cost of £5408.10.0dBWAS-1603
20.4.1657Battle of Santa Cruz
5.1660Renamed Revenge
3.6.1665Battle of Lowestoft
3.8.1665Battle of Vågen
1666Refitted as a 58 gun Third Rate
1.6.1666Four Days Battle
25.7.1666St James Day Battle

Cruising off Formentera in company with the Little Victory (28) fireship, 12, Captain Leonard Harris (d.1680) , when, on the 14th, she sighted three sail, two Algerine men-of-war and their prize. The Revenge was disguised in hopes that the enemy would allow her to come up with them; but in vain.

The pirates saw through his device, and the Revenge was a heavy sailer. For three days the chase continued. During that period Spragge transferred a hundred of his men and some extra ammunition to the Little Victory, which, by means of her sweeps, at length overhauled one of the pirates, a ship of twenty-eight guns, and then so impeded her that the Revenge was ultimately able to prevent her escape. The enemy ran herself ashore; but was boarded, and got off undamaged. The other ships, having previously parted company, were no more seen.

18.12.1670Took the Ship Name Unknown (32)
8.5.1671Battle of Bugia
1673Order to be rebuiltBWAS-1603
28.5.1673First Battle of Schooneveld
4.6.1673Second Battle of Schooneveld
19.9.1678Ordered to be 'laid on shore and disposed of'BWAS-1603


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

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