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Pearl

5707
Nominal Guns22B028
NationalityCommonwealth of England
OperatorState Navy
Acquired6.1651BWAS-1603
First Commissioned1652B028
ShipyardRatcliffe - London B028
Designed by
Peter PettBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1610-1672
B028
Constructor
Peter PettBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1610-1672
B028
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeShipB028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Sunk as Foundation6.8.1697B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck103' 3"Imperial Feet31.4198 
Length of Keel86' 0"Imperial Feet26.2128 
Breadth25' 0"Imperial Feet7.62 
Depth in Hold10' 1"Imperial Feet3.0734 
Draught Aft12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen285 8194Tons BM 

Armament


1651Broadside Weight = 92 Imperial Pound ( 41.7221 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck18 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck4 British Saker

1666Broadside Weight = 91.5 Imperial Pound ( 41.4954 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck16 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck6 British Saker
Gun Deck2 British Minions

1677Broadside Weight = 109 Imperial Pound ( 49.4317 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck18 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck8 British Saker
Gun Deck4 British Minions

1685Broadside Weight = 98 Imperial Pound ( 44.4431 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck12 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck10 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck4 British Saker Cutts
Gun Deck2 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1651100 BWAS-1603
1.165290 NRS013
1666100 BWAS-1603

23 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1652 - 1653Captain
Roger CuttanceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1652-1666
BWAS-1603
1653 - 1654Captain
James CadmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1652-1665
BWAS-1603
1654 - 1655Captain
Benjamin SacheverellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1654-1656
BWAS-1603
12.6.1661 - 6.12.1662Captain
William PestellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1651-1662
B051
25.5.1664 - 17.10.1664Captain
Thomas PageBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1661-1670
BWAS-1603
24.10.1664 - 17.9.1665Captain
Hugh SeymourBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1663-1666
B051
19.9.1665 - 19.12.1667Captain
Benjamin CarterettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1662-1673
BWAS-1603
11.11.1668 - 12.1.1669/70Captain
John BerryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1689
B051
13.1.1669/70 - 30.9.1670Captain
Thomas PageBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1661-1670
B051
4.1.1671/72 - 2.6.1673Captain
John AshbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1688
BWAS-1603
3.6.1673 - 18.1.1674/75Captain
Thomas BoothBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1677
BWAS-1603
20.3.1674/75 - 30.9.1675Captain
John WyborneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1666-1684
B051
10.10.1677 - 6.9.1679Captain
Richard BorthwickBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1685
BWAS-1603
3.4.1680 - 29.5.1682Captain
Henry WilliamsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1667-1688
B051
30.5.1682 - 4.5.1686Captain
William BothamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1673-1690
BWAS-1603
30.8.1688 - 3.7.1689Captain
Thomas CoalBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1668-1706
BWAS-1603
4.7.1689 - 31.3.1690Captain
James WishartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1715
Transfered
BWAS-1603
1.4.1690 - 17.2.1690/91Captain
Robert DeaneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1697
Transfered
BWAS-1603
18.2.1690/91 - 14.3.1692/93Captain
Gabriel HughesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1699
Transfered
BWAS-1603
15.3.1692/93 - 24.9.1693Captain
Thomas KillingworthBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1694
BWAS-1603
25.9.1693 - 14.10.1694Captain
George BreholtBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1715
Transfered
BWAS-1603
15.10.1694 - 22.5.1693Captain
Robert HolmesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1662-1696
BWAS-1603
8.5.1696 - 4.9.1696Captain
James StudleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1697
: on board from 23.5.1696 ADM 6/3/156
BWAS-1603

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
bef.9.1676 - aft.9.1676Lieutenant
Frederick FroudeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1671-1690
ADM 8/1/78
ADM8
12.5.1687 - 26.8.1688Lieutenant
John JenningsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1687-1726
Transfered
B051

7 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1680 - 20.4.1680Surgeon
William HighamBritish
Naval Sailor
Medic
Service 1680
CTB-06
14.2.1693/94 - 20.5.1695Boatswain
Thomas KingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1696
Dismissed ADM 6/3/28
ADM/A
21.5.1695 - 4.9.1696Boatswain
Richard WestfieldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1696
ADM 6/3/28
ADM 6/3
1696 - 20.2.1695/96Purser
John AdamsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
Transfered ADM 6/3/131
ADM 6/3
1696 - 4.9.1696Carpenter
John CombesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
ADM 6/4/28
ADM 6/4
1696 - 4.9.1696Cook
Richard TownesendBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1697
ADM 6/4/82
ADM 6/4
21.2.1695/96 - 4.9.1696Purser
John WardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1697
ADM 6/3/131
ADM 6/3

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
13.5.1695 - 3.9.1696Volunteer
George CollettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1696
ADM 6/3/56
ADM 6/3

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
27.3.1689 - 24.7.1689Quarter Gunner
William GillBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1688-1692
ADM 107/1/8
ADM 107/1
17.4.1690 - 14.11.1694Able Seaman
Robert HayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1687-1695
ADM 107/1/93
ADM 107/1

Service History


DateEventSource
28.9.1652Battle of Kentish Knock
18.2.1652/53Battle of Portland
2.6.1653Battle of the Gabbard
8.1653Under repair at Dover for damage sustained at the Gabbard
1654Part of Blake's fleet in the Mediterranean
4.4.1655Battle of Porto Farina
1662At LisbonBWAS-1603
14.11.1665Left Plymouth with the
Gift (36) 1652-1666
British 36 Gun
4th Rate Ship
1658 Renamed "Great Gift"
and three vessels bound for Virginia to convoy them to the Soundings
BWAS-1603
6.1666Operations off Ireland
19.2.1666/67Defense of East Coast colliers against a Dutch 50-gun ship assisted by the
Little Victory (28) 1665-1671
British 28 Gun
5th Rate Ship
BWAS-1603
1668Sent to the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
7.9.1669Present at the destruction of the Algerian
Gilt Lime Tree (36) 1669-1669
Algerian 36 Gun
Unrated Ship
BWAS-1603
2.1672In action against a Dutch privateerBWAS-1603
11.8.1673Battle of Texel
1675To the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
10.10.1677Commissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
14.4.1680Commissioned for the ChannelBWAS-1603
1682Voyage to IcelandBWAS-1603
1688Part of the Queen of Portugal's escortBWAS-1603
6.1688Reclassed as a fireshipBWAS-1603
1689Reverted to a Fifth RateBWAS-1603
29.11.1693Took the Ship
La Suffisante (18) 1692-1693
French 18 Gun
Privateer Ship
BWAS-1603
6.8.1697Sunk as a foundation at SheernessBWAS-1603


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1659-1659British Baltic Fleet 1659
Edward MontaguBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1656-1672
 
 

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