Nominal Guns14W015
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorState Navy
PreviouslyBritish Fifth Rate ship 'Name Unknown' (1649) (14)
CategoryFifth RateW015
Ship TypeShip B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel60' 0"Imperial Feet18.288 
Breadth20' 0"Imperial Feet6.096 
Depth in Hold8' 0"Imperial Feet2.4384 
Draught Aft9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Burthen127 6294Tons BM 

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
164970 BWAS-1603
1.165260 B117

8 Commanding Officers

1649CaptainBenjamin Blake (d.1689)BWAS-16031650CaptainJohn SeamanBWAS-16039.1650 - 1651CaptainThomas CouleW0151652 - 1653CaptainAnthony Archer (d.1665)BWAS-16031653 - 1655CaptainRoger Jones (d.1665/66)BWAS-16031656 - 6.1660CaptainRichard CowesB0519.3.1662/63 - 1.4.1663CaptainEdward CotterellB05122.12.1664 - 17.10.1667CaptainLeonard Guy (d.1668)B051

2 Warrant Officers

8.7.1649 - 1649GunnerJohn BasillSPD-16491.11.1651 - 1651BoatswainPaul SeamerSPD-1651-2

Service History

1649Blockade of KinsaleBWAS-1603
13.11.1649Ordered to be fittedBWAS-1603
28.9.1652Battle of Kentish Knock
1653Off the coast of Ireland in the WinterBWAS-1603
18.2.1652/53Battle of Portland
6.1660In the Bristol ChannelBWAS-1603
3.6.1665Battle of Lowestoft


W015English Parliamentary JournalsVariousWeb Site
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
B117NRS Vol 013 - Papers relating to the First Dutch War 1652-54 Vol IUnknownBook
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume IJohn CharnockDigital Book
SPD-1649Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Interregnum, 1649-50Mary Anne Everett Green (editor)Book
SPD-1651-2Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Interregnum, 1651-2Mary Anne Everett Green (editor)Book

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Posted by pam orbison on Saturday 19th of August 2017 23:46

I believe Roger Jones, captain of the Paradox and Cygnet was my 6th great grandfather.

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