President -> 1660 Bonaventure

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Great President
Nominal Guns34B028
NationalityCommonwealth of England
OperatorState Navy
Ordered4.1649BWAS-1603
Acquired9.4.1650B028
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard B028
Designed byPeter Pett (1610-1672)B028
ConstructorPeter Pett (1610-1672)B028
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up to Rebuild1663BWAS-1603
BecomesBritish Fourth Rate ship 'Bonaventure' (1663) (48)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB028
Length of Gundeck124' 0"Imperial Feet37.7952 
Breadth30' 0"Imperial Feet9.144 
Burthen462Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB032
Length of Keel100' 0"Imperial Feet30.48 
Breadth29' 6"Imperial Feet8.8561 
Depth in Hold14' 9"Imperial Feet4.3244 
Burthen462Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck124' 0"Imperial Feet37.7952 
Length of Keel100' 0"Imperial Feet30.48 
Breadth29' 6"Imperial Feet8.8561 
Depth in Hold14' 9"Imperial Feet4.3244 
Burthen462 8494Tons BM 

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
10.1651180EstablishmentW015
1.3.1651/52150 B032
1653180 BWAS-1603
1660160 BWAS-1603

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1650 - 10.1652CaptainAnthony YoungW01510.1652 - 3.1652/53CaptainThomas Graves (d.1653)BWAS-16033.1652/53 - 1655CaptainFrancis ParkerBWAS-16031656CaptainBenjamin Sacheverell (d.1656)BWAS-16031656 - 1660CaptainRichard PotterBWAS-160311.8.1662 - 18.11.1663CaptainWilliam Berkeley (1639-1666)B051

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
23.1.1652/53 - 1653LieutenantWilliam WhitehorneW014

Service History


DateEventSource
1650Completed at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £3378.15.0dBWAS-1603
4.1650Completed at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £3378.15.0dBWAS-1603
19.5.1652Battle of Dover
22.5.1652Action of 1652-05-22
8.1652

Sent by Robert Blake to reinforce Sir George Ayscue in company with Convertine, Convert , Sampson , and Golden Dove

SPD-1652-3
25.9.1652Vice-Admiral William Penn sent Capt. Howett in the Foresight , and Capt. Graves in the President, frigates, to ply to windward, to discover the Dutch and bring intelligence
28.9.1652Battle of Kentish Knock
12.1652Sent a ship of Lubeck into Plymouth
8.12.1652In Portsmouth
27.12.1652Entered Portsmouth harbour, having been in commission for 13 months
1653Refitted as a 44 gunner
13.1.1652/53A request for a new purser, the incumbant having died, and a new steward, the old one being undeserving, was made to the admiralty Commitee
18.2.1652/53Battle of Portland
3.3.1652/53At the Battle of Portland took a Dutch man-of-war of about 500 tons and 30 guns and carried her into Portsmouth
2.6.1653Battle of the Gabbard
18.6.1653In Harwich to be careened
2.7.1653Left Harwich in company with the
3.7.1653The President lost her bowsprit and foremast and put into the Thames
31.7.1653Battle of Scheveningen
1660Refitted as a 38 gunner
1660Renamed BonaventureB028


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
B032The Fighting Ship in the Royal Navy 897-1984E. H. H. ArchibaldBook
W015English Parliamentary JournalsVariousWeb Site
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume IJohn CharnockDigital Book
W014Anglo-Dutch Wars BLOGJames C BenderWeb Site
SPD-1652-3Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Interregnum, 1652-3Mary Anne Everett Green (editor)Book
 

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