Nominal Guns22B028
NationalityCommonwealth of England
OperatorState Navy
First Commissioned1652B028
ShipyardRatcliffe - London B028
Designed by Peter Pett (1610-1672)B028
Constructor Peter Pett (1610-1672)B028
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeShip B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Sunk as Foundation6.8.1697B028


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 


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 Ship Commanders

1652 - 1653Captain Roger Cuttance (d.1665/66)BWAS-16031653 - 1654Captain James Cadman (d.1665)BWAS-16031654 - 1655Captain Benjamin Sacheverell (d.1656)BWAS-160312.6.1661 - 6.12.1662Captain William Pestell (d.1662)B05125.5.1664 - 17.10.1664Captain Thomas Page (d.1674)BWAS-160324.10.1664 - 17.9.1665Captain Hugh Seymour (d.1666)B05119.9.1665 - 19.12.1667Captain Benjamin CarterettBWAS-160311.11.1668 - 12.1.1669/70Captain John Berry (1635-1690/91)B05113.1.1669/70 - 30.9.1670Captain Thomas Page (d.1674)B0514.1.1671/72 - 2.6.1673Captain John Ashby (d.1693)BWAS-16033.6.1673 - 18.1.1674/75Captain Thomas BoothBWAS-160320.3.1674/75 - 30.9.1675Captain John WyborneB05110.10.1677 - 6.9.1679Captain Richard BorthwickBWAS-16033.4.1680 - 29.5.1682Captain Henry WilliamsB05130.5.1682 - 4.5.1686Captain William Botham (d.1690)BWAS-160330.8.1688 - 3.7.1689Captain Thomas CoalBWAS-16034.7.1689 - 31.3.1690Captain James Wishart (d.1723) TransferedBWAS-16031.4.1690 - 17.2.1690/91Captain Robert Deane (d.1699/1700) TransferedBWAS-160318.2.1690/91 - 14.3.1692/93Captain Gabriel Hughes (d.1699) TransferedBWAS-160315.3.1692/93 - 24.9.1693Captain Thomas Killingworth (d.1694)BWAS-160325.9.1693 - 14.10.1694Captain George Breholt (d.1741) TransferedBWAS-160315.10.1694 - 22.5.1693Captain Robert Holmes (d.1697)BWAS-16038.5.1696 - 4.9.1696Captain James Studley (d.1697): on board from 23.5.1696 ADM 6/3/156BWAS-1603

2 Commissioned Officers

bef.9.1676 - aft.9.1676Lieutenant Frederick Froude ADM 8/1/78ADM812.5.1687 - 26.8.1688Lieutenant John Jennings (1664-1743) TransferedB051

2 Warrant Officers

14.2.1693/94 - 1694Boatswain Thomas KingADM/A1757 - 8.2.1757Boatswain William Hobbs ADM 6/18/354ADM 6/18

2 Crewmen

27.3.1689 - 24.7.1689Quarter Gunner William Gill ADM 107/1/8ADM 107/117.4.1690 - 14.11.1694Able Seaman Robert Hay (c.1660-?) ADM 107/1/93ADM 107/1

Service History

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


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

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