Norwich

5585
Nominal Guns22BWAS-1603
NationalityCommonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland
OperatorState Navy
Ordered28.12.1654BWAS-1603
Acquired11.9.1655BWAS-1603
First Commissioned9.1655B028
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham B028
Constructor Phineus Pett (1628-1678)BWAS-1603
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Wrecked26.6.1682BWAS-1603

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel80' 0"Imperial Feet24.384 
Breadth25' 0"Imperial Feet7.62 
Depth in Hold10' 6"Imperial Feet3.2004 
Draught Aft12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen265 9094Tons BM 

Armament


1655Broadside Weight = 92 Imperial Pound ( 41.7221 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck18 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck4 British Saker

1666Broadside Weight = 100.5 Imperial Pound ( 45.5769 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck18 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck6 British Saker
Gun Deck2 British 3-Pounder

1677Broadside Weight = 109 Imperial Pound ( 49.4317 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck18 British Demi-Culverin
Upper Gun Deck8 British Saker
Quarterdeck4 British Minions

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1655100 BWAS-1603
1660100 BWAS-1603
1666100 BWAS-1603
1673160 BWAS-1603
1677125Establishment for war abroadBWAS-1603
1677105Establishment for war at homeBWAS-1603
167780Establishment for peaceBWAS-1603

8 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1655 - 1656Captain Benjamin Sacheverell (d.1656)BWAS-16031656 - 1660Captain Michael NuttonBWAS-16031660Captain Robert Wyard (d.1662)BWAS-160320.5.1661 - 1662Captain David Lambert (d.1703)B05110.2.1664/65 - 9.5.1666Captain John Wetwang (d.1684)B0513.3.1670/71 - 23.11.1671Captain Thomas Legat (d.1672)B05126.5.1672 - 3.9.1677Captain Richard LondonBWAS-160314.5.1678 - 26.6.1682Captain Peter HeywoodBWAS-1603

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
10.5.1666 - 21.12.1668Captain Robert Werden (d.1673)BWAS-1603

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
13.6.1685 - 6.7.1686Carpenter's Crew Henry Dyer (c.1655-?) ADM 107/1/61ADM 107/17.7.1686 - 22.10.1688Carpenter's Crew Henry Dyer (c.1655-?) ADM 107/1/61ADM 107/1

Service History


DateEventSource
9.1655Completed at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £1722.10.0dBWAS-1603
1662Sailed to TangierBWAS-1603
3.6.1665Battle of Lowestoft
3.8.1665Battle of Vågen
3.12.1665Sent a prize laden with fruit, oranges and lemons into DoverBG
14.12.1665Sent a fly-boat of 250 tons into Rye and anther prize of "near 300 tuns" into DoverBG
10.5.1667Battle of Nevis
25.6.1667Battle of Martinique
1672In the Channel and Irish watersBWAS-1603
1678In the ChannelBWAS-1603
1679Sailed to GuineaBWAS-1603
1680Sailed to JamaicaBWAS-1603
19.6.1682Bilged off Port RoyalBWAS-1603
26.6.1682Freed and run aground where she was abandonedBWAS-1603


Fleets

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

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