Nominal Guns48BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Fourth Rate ship 'Bonaventure' (1650) (34)
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford B028
Designed by Peter Pett (1610-1672)B028
Constructor Phineus Pett (1628-1678)BWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild1682B028
BecomesBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Bonaventure' (1683) (52)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck124' 10"Imperial Feet37.7952 
Length of Keel102' 9"Imperial Feet31.2039 
Breadth30' 8"Imperial Feet9.3472 
Depth in Hold12' 4"Imperial Feet3.7084 
Burthen514Tons BM 


1666Broadside Weight = 297.5 Imperial Pound ( 134.9165 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck22 British Culverin
Gun Deck16 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck10 British Saker

1677Broadside Weight = 294.5 Imperial Pound ( 133.5559 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck22 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck20 British 8-Pound Saker
Quarterdeck6 British Saker

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1666180 BWAS-1603
1.7.1673220DM 8/1/1ADM8-DB
1677230 BWAS-1603
1.1.1679/80230War at homeADM8-DB

7 Commanding Officers

19.11.1663 - 13.6.1665Captain Arthur Langhorne (d.1666/67)BWAS-160314.6.1665 - 7.6.1666Captain John Waterworth (d.1672)BWAS-16032.7.1666 - 7.10.1667Captain William Hammond (d.1667)BWAS-16033.10.1667 - 21.10.1668Captain John Narborough (1640-1688)BWAS-16039.1.1671/72 - 12.6.1672Captain Richard Trevanion (1627-1714)B05113.6.1672 - 16.8.1673Captain Henry Killigrew (1652-1712)BWAS-160317.8.1673 - 23.12.1674Captain John WoodBWAS-1603

1 Warrant Officer

15.12.1663 - 31.3.1666Master Christopher Gunman (1634-1685)ref:608

Service History

1664In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1.6.1666Four Days Battle
25.7.1666St James Day Battle
25.6.1667Battle of Martinique
28.5.1672Battle of Solebay
28.5.1673First Battle of Schooneveld
4.6.1673Second Battle of Schooneveld
11.8.1673Battle of Texel

Pay record starting 9.1.1671/72 for a period of 21 months, 1 weeks & 6 days for a value of £6,611.0.0d. ADM 8/1/6


At Woolwich Dockyard . "in the Dock will Launch this week"

10.1674Convoy to the Straits of Gibraltar and into the MediterraneanBWAS-1603


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