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Vanguard

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Nominal Guns56B065
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
Ordered29.10.1630BWAS-1603
Launched21.4.1631BWAS-1603
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardWoolwich - London B065
Constructor
John BrightBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1603
CategorySecond RateB065
Ship TypeGreat ShipB065
Sunk as Blockship12.6.1667B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Keel112' 0"Imperial Feet34.1376 
Breadth36' 4"Imperial Feet10.9897 
Depth in Hold13' 10"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Burthen750Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB028
Burthen731Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel112' 0"Imperial Feet34.1376 
Breadth36' 4"Imperial Feet10.9897 
Depth in Hold13' 10"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Draught Aft17' 0"Imperial Feet5.1816 
Burthen563Baker's Rule Tons 
Burthen751Tons and Tonnage 

Armament


1631Broadside Weight = 264.5 Imperial Pound ( 119.9509 kg)TRINITY
Gun Deck2 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck2 British Cannon-Perrier
Gun Deck14 British Culverin
Gun Deck14 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck6 British Saker
Gun Deck2 British Minions
Gun Deck4 British Fowler

1666Broadside Weight = 497 Imperial Pound ( 225.3898 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck20 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck4 British Culverin
Gun Deck24 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck12 British Saker

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1652300EstablishmentW014
3.1651/52260 BWAS-1603
1653300 BWAS-1603
1660280Establishment for peaceBWAS-1603
1666320Establishment for war abroadBWAS-1603
1666280Establishment for war at homeBWAS-1603
1666240Establishment for peaceBWAS-1603

18 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1633Captain
John PenningtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1620-1643
W014
1635 - 1637Captain
John MennesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1628-1662
BWAS-1603
3.1634/35 - 10.1635Captain
Sir Francis SydenhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1627-1635
W014
11.1635 - 1636Captain
Sir John PenningtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1620-1643
W014
1639Rear-Admiral
John PoveyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1628-1660
BWAS-1603
1642Captain
Bryan HarrisonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1630-1647
BWAS-1603
1642Captain
Richard BlytheBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1641-1645
BWAS-1603
3.6.1652 - 16.7.1652Captain
Thomas HarrisonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1647-1652
W014
6.7.1652 - 10.1652Captain
Richard HaddockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1643-1652
W014
10.1652 - 18.2.1652/53Captain
John MildmayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1645-1653
W014
16.3.1652/53 - 1653Vice-Admiral of the Blue
Joseph JordanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1642-1672
BWAS-1603
1654Captain
Anthony YoungBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1647-1674
BWAS-1603
23.2.1664/65 - 17.6.1665Captain
Jonas PooleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1652-1665
B051
18.6.1665 - 20.9.1665Captain
Robert MoultonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1667
BWAS-1603
7.1665 - 2.1666Captain
Robert AndersonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1666
B051
23.9.1665 - 31.3.1666Captain
Martin CarslakeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1670
BWAS-1603
6.2.1665/66 - 1.6.1666Captain
John WhittyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1646-1666
BWAS-1603
3.6.1666 - 30.11.1666Captain
Anthony LangstonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1679
BWAS-1603

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
2.1653General at Sea
George MonkBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1653-1666
BWAS-1603

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1665 - 6.1666First Lieutenant
Anthony LangstonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1679
B051

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
14.5.1692 - 23.1.1692/93Master's Mate
Robert JenkinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Merchant Sailor
Service 1686-1702
ADM 107/1/27
ADM 107/1

Service History


DateEventSource
16.8.1652Battle of Plymouth
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
3.6.1665Battle of Lowestoft
17.11.1665

Came up the river to Chatham in company with the Unicorn and the Saint Andrew

BG
1.6.1666Four Days Battle
25.7.1666St James Day Battle
9.6.1667Raid on the Medway
12.6.1667Sunk as a blockship at Rochester to bar the upper Medway to the DutchBWAS-1603
7.2.1667/68Wreck soldBWAS-1603


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1642-1642Summer Guard of 1642
Sir John PenningtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1620-1643
 
1645-1645Summer Guard of 1645  

Notes on Ship



The Vanguard was scuttled to prevent capture along with several other vessels. Unfortunatley the English were unable to raise her and she rotted were she was.

 

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