Nominal Guns44B065
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
How acquiredPurpose builtB065
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford B065
ConstructorWilliam Burrell (c.1570-1630)BWAS-1603
CategorySecond RateB065
Ship TypeGreat Ship B065
Sold for Break Up4.1.1687/88BWAS-1603


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Keel110' 0"Imperial Feet33.528 
Breadth37' 0"Imperial Feet11.2776 
Depth in Hold17' 0"Imperial Feet5.1816 
Burthen921Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel110' 0"Imperial Feet33.528 
Breadth36' 6"Imperial Feet10.9982 
Depth in Hold14' 6"Imperial Feet4.3053 
Burthen582Baker's Rule Tons 
Burthen776Tons and Tonnage 


1625Broadside Weight = 267 Imperial Pound ( 121.0846 kg)B065
Gun Deck2 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck2 British Cannon-Perrier
Gun Deck16 British Culverin
Gun Deck12 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck4 British Saker
Gun Deck2 British Falcon
Gun Deck4 British Fowler

1666Broadside Weight = 657 Imperial Pound ( 297.9497 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck20 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck24 British Culverin
Gun Deck22 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck8 British Saker

1677Broadside Weight = 646.5 Imperial Pound ( 293.1879 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck22 British Demi-Cannon
Middle Gun Deck22 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck20 British 8-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck6 British Saker

1685Broadside Weight = 649.5 Imperial Pound ( 294.5483 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck20 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck24 British Culverin
Gun Deck24 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck2 British Saker

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1625250Establishment, 150 Mariners, 30 Gunners, 70 SoldiersB065
3.1651/52300 BWAS-1603
1653350 BWAS-1603
1660300 BWAS-1603
1666380 BWAS-1603
1685460Establishment for war abroadBWAS-1603
1685385Establishment for war at homeBWAS-1603
1685310Establishment for peaceBWAS-1603

21 Commanding Officers

1636 - 1637CaptainWilliam RainborowBWAS-16031647CaptainRobert Moulton (d.1652)BWAS-16031649CaptainRichard Deane (d.1653)BWAS-16031651CaptainEdward HallBWAS-16031651 - 5.1652CaptainAbraham Wheeler (d.1652)W0146.1652 - 1653CaptainBenjamin Blake (d.1689)BWAS-16031653 - 28.2.1652/53CaptainAndrew Ball (d.1653)W0141653 - 4.1654CaptainLionel LaneW0143.1652/53 - 1653CaptainJoseph Jordan (1603-1685)W0141657CaptainEdward BlaggBWAS-16031659CaptainRobert Clarke (d.1669)BWAS-160329.11.1664 - 21.3.1664/65CaptainJohn StokesBWAS-160325.3.1665 - 3.11.1665Vice-Admiral of the WhiteChristopher Myngs (d.1666)BWAS-160325.2.1665/66 - 26.5.1666CaptainSir Edward Spragg (d.1673)B05127.5.1666 - 2.6.1666CaptainHenry Terne (d.1666)W0143.6.1666 - 6.6.1666CaptainJohn Holmes (d.1679)B0515.5.1668 - 13.6.1668CaptainSir George Ayscue (d.1672)BWAS-160315.1.1671/72 - 18.4.1672CaptainJohn Lloyd (d.1672)BWAS-160319.4.1672 - 28.5.1672CaptainWilloughby Hannam (d.1672)TRN211.6.1672 - 12.10.1672CaptainCharles Wylde (d.1683/84)BWAS-16038.2.1672/73 - 8.10.1673CaptainWilliam DaviesB051

6 Flag Officers

18.4.1649 - 1649General at SeaRichard Deane (d.1653)ref:60018.4.1649 - 16.9.1649General at SeaRobert Blake (1598-1657)ref:6001652 - 1653General at SeaRobert Blake (1598-1657)W0145.5.1652 - 6.1652CaptainWilliam Penn (d.1670)B1171653 - 8.8.1653Vice-Admiral of the RedJames Peacock (d.1653)TRN22.1653 - 3.1652/53General at SeaRichard Deane (d.1653)W014

5 Commissioned Officers

1665LieutenantJohn Narborough (1640-1688)B0511665 - 1666LieutenantJohn PurduB0511666LieutenantJames Watts (d.1674)B0511668 - 1669LieutenantJohn Pearce (d.1673)B0511673LieutenantBenjamin CarterettB051

1 Warrant Officer

27.8.1651 - 1651GunnerWilliam GodfreySPD-1651

1 Crewman

30.8.1685 - 1.4.1686Master's ServantRobert Hemmens (c.1658-?) ADM 107/1/64ADM 107/1

Service History

1625Under Lord Willoughby, for Cadiz voyageBWAS-1603
1627Under Duke of Buckingham and Capt. John Watts, at La RochelleBWAS-1603
1647At PortsmouthBWAS-1603

At Tilbury Dock


In Lee Roads


In the Downs


Sailed from the Downsa


At Plymouth


Off Knisale

22.5.1649Blockade of Kinsale

At Milford, forced there by an "Extremeiy of weather".


Off Kinsale

1651Mediterranean convoyBWAS-1603
3.1651/52Refitted as a 60 gunner
19.5.1652Battle of Dover
28.9.1652Battle of Kentish Knock
30.11.1652Battle of Dungeness
18.2.1652/53Battle of Portland
2.6.1653Battle of the Gabbard
31.7.1653Battle of Scheveningen
12.1653Refitted as a 64 gunner
1660Underwent a repair that changed her dimensions to 116'x36' 6"x14'6" 891 tons bmBWAS-1603
3.6.1665Battle of Lowestoft
1666Refitted as a 74 gunner
1.6.1666Four Days Battle
25.7.1666St James Day Battle
28.5.1672Battle of Solebay
28.5.1673First Battle of Schooneveld
4.6.1673Second Battle of Schooneveld
11.8.1673Battle of Texel
1677Refitted as a 70 gunner

Notes on Ship

At the battle of Dover, a letter written by Thomas White states the Triumph's losses as eight men killed and twenty wounded.


B065The Ship of the Line Vol IBrian LaveryBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
W014Anglo-Dutch Wars BLOGJames C BenderWeb Site
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume IJohn CharnockDigital Book
TRN2The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
ref:600NRS Vol 076 - Letters and Papers of Robert Blake Digital Book
B117NRS Vol 013 - Papers relating to the First Dutch War 1652-54 Vol IUnknownBook
SPD-1651Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Interregnum, 1651Mary Anne Everett Green (editor)Book
ADM 107/1ADM 107/1 1691-1703 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive

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