Nominal Guns22BWAS-1603
NationalityCommonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland
OperatorState Navy
First Commissioned9.1655B028
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich B028
Constructor Samuel RavenBWAS-1603
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Sunk in Collision11.5.1667B028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel81' 0"Imperial Feet24.6888 
Breadth25' 0"Imperial Feet7.62 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Draught Aft12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen269 2694Tons BM 


1654Broadside Weight = 92 Imperial Pound ( 41.7221 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck18 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck4 British Saker

1666Broadside Weight = 112 Imperial Pound ( 50.7922 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck20 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck8 British Saker

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1654100 BWAS-1603
1660100 BWAS-1603
1666110Establishment for war abroadBWAS-1603
1666100Establishment for war at homeBWAS-1603
166675Establishment for peaceBWAS-1603
1666100 BWAS-1603

6 Commanding Officers

3.12.1664 - 20.7.1665Captain Thomas DarcyBWAS-16031665Captain Richard GoodladB05123.7.1665 - 17.2.1665/66Captain Richard Cotton (d.1691/92)B05120.2.1665/66 - 5.11.1666Captain Richard GoodladB0518.11.1666 - 2.4.1667Captain Arthur Herbert (1648-1716)BWAS-16034.4.1667 - 11.5.1667Captain George Legge (1647-1691)B051

Service History

13.9.1655Ordered to be launched by the AdmiraltyBWAS-1603
6.1660On the Scotish coastBWAS-1603
3.6.1665Battle of Lowestoft
3.8.1665Battle of Vågen
6.1666Convoy serviceBWAS-1603
9.8.1666Holmes' Bonfire
1667when returning to England, she ran foul of the Fairfax, off Portland, and sank. The only persons lost in her were a few who, being sick, could not be moved with sufficient promptness. (in the spring)TRN2
11.5.1667Foundered in Tor Bay following a collision with FairfaxBWAS-1603


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

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Posted by Brian on Saturday 23rd of January 2016 22:03

London Gazette 1666, From aboard the Pembroke July 14, Yesterday about 5 in the morning we weighed anchor and set sail from Tynemouth, with the landmen sent hither from Berwick, and about ten of the clock discovered a sail, to whom we bore up, and found to be a Dutch Privateer of 22 guns; we first gave him our chace guns, but were presently answered by a broad-side, which we again returned so effectively that the enemy began to grow weary of the engagement, and after some little dispute, began to run; we giving him chase eight hours, when getting up with him, the fight was renewed very sharply, but our men immediately boarding with the assistance of the Land-men, who did excellent service in the fight, we forced them to yield. The vessel was a new ship of Amsterdam , excellently well fitted out, but received much hurt in her rigging and hull; she had 84 men on board, and 6 boys, were of near 20 killed. We lost in the engagement 4 men and about 15 wounded.

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