Orange Tree

Nominal Guns30BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyAlgerian ship 'Orange Tree' (1677) (30)
First Commissioned18.9.1677B028
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel76' 0"Imperial Feet23.1648 
Breadth26' 4"Imperial Feet7.9417 
Depth in Hold8' 10"Imperial Feet2.4384 
Draught Aft11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen280Tons BM 

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1677130Establishment for war abroadBWAS-1603
1677110Establishment for war at homeBWAS-1603
167785Establishment for peaceBWAS-1603

5 Commanding Officers

18.9.1677 - 25.2.1677/78CaptainRobert Best (d.1677/78)BWAS-160327.2.1677/78 - 12.4.1679CaptainEdward BlaggBWAS-160313.4.1679 - 18.7.1679CaptainJohn Bridges (d.1694)BWAS-160319.4.1680 - 12.12.1681CaptainJohn TyrrellB05118.4.1683 - 1683CaptainWilliam Botham (d.1690)BWAS-1603

Service History

30.8.1677Taken by BWAS-1603
18.9.1677Commissioned by order of NarboroughBWAS-1603
19.4.1680Commissioned for IcelandBWAS-1603
20.12.1687Sold for £193BWAS-1603


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