Pearl

5707
Nominal Guns22B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorState Navy
Acquired6.1651BWAS-1603
First Commissioned1652B028
ShipyardRatcliffe - London B028
Designed byPeter Pett (1610-1672)B028
ConstructorPeter Pett (1610-1672)B028
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeShip B028
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 B117
1666100 BWAS-1603

23 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1652 - 1653CaptainRoger Cuttance (d.1665/66)BWAS-16031653 - 1654CaptainJames Cadman (d.1665)BWAS-16031654 - 1655CaptainBenjamin Sacheverell (d.1656)BWAS-160312.6.1661 - 6.12.1662CaptainWilliam Pestell (d.1662)B05125.5.1664 - 17.10.1664CaptainThomas Page (d.1674)BWAS-160324.10.1664 - 17.9.1665CaptainHugh Seymour (d.1666)B05119.9.1665 - 19.12.1667CaptainBenjamin CarterettBWAS-160311.11.1668 - 12.1.1669/70CaptainJohn Berry (1635-1690/91)B0514.1.1671/72 - 2.6.1673CaptainJohn Ashby (d.1693)BWAS-16033.6.1673 - 18.1.1674/75CaptainThomas BoothBWAS-160320.3.1674/75 - 8.10.1677CaptainJohn WyborneB05110.10.1677 - 6.9.1679CaptainRichard BorthwickBWAS-16033.4.1680 - 29.5.1682CaptainHenry WilliamsB05130.5.1682 - 1688CaptainWilliam Botham (d.1690)BWAS-160330.8.1688 - 1689CaptainThomas CoalBWAS-16034.7.1689 - 31.3.1690CaptainJames Wishart (d.1723)BWAS-16031.4.1690 - 1691CaptainRobert Deane (d.1699/0)BWAS-16032.1691 - 1692CaptainGabriel Hughes (d.1699)BWAS-16031693 - 24.9.1693CaptainThomas Killingworth (d.1694)BWAS-160325.9.1693 - 14.10.1694CaptainGeorge Breholt (d.1741)BWAS-160315.10.1694 - 22.5.1693CaptainRobert Holmes (d.1697)BWAS-16038.5.1696 - 11.1696CaptainJames Studley (d.1697): on board from 23.5.1696 ADM 6/3/156BWAS-160311.8.1727 - 10.1727CaptainSir Hugh Middleton (5th Baronet Middleton of Ruthin) (d.1756) ADM 6/13/149ADM 6/13

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
13.1.1669/70 - 30.9.1670CaptainThomas Page (d.1674)B05112.5.1687 - 8.1688LieutenantJohn Jennings (1664-1743)B051

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
27.3.1689 - 24.7.1689Quarter GunnerWilliam Gill ADM 107/1/8ADM 107/117.4.1690 - 14.11.1694Able SeamanRobert Hay (c.1660-?) ADM 107/1/93ADM 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) and three vessels bound for Virginia to convoy them to the SoundingsBWAS-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) BWAS-1603
1668Sent to the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
7.9.1669Present at the destruction of the Algerian Gilt Lime Tree (36) 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) BWAS-1603
6.8.1697Sunk as a foundation at SheernessBWAS-1603


Fleets

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

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