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Bonaventure

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Nominal Guns48BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
British Fourth Rate ship 'Bonaventure' (1650) (34) 1650-1663
British 34 Gun
4th Rate Ship
1660 Renamed "Bonaventure"
Acquired1663BWAS-1603
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford B028
Designed by
Peter PettBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1610-1672
B028
Constructor
Phineus PettBritish
Naval Sailor
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1647-1652
BWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild1682B028
Becomes
British Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Bonaventure' (1683) (52) 1683-1699
British 52 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line

Dimensions


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 

Armament


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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
19.11.1663 - 13.6.1665Captain
Arthur LanghorneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1660-1667
BWAS-1603
14.6.1665 - 7.6.1666Captain
John WaterworthBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1662-1672
BWAS-1603
2.7.1666 - 7.10.1667Captain
William HammondBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1662-1667
BWAS-1603
3.10.1667 - 21.10.1668Captain
John NarboroughBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1688
BWAS-1603
9.1.1671/72 - 12.6.1672Captain
Richard TrevanionBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1688
B051
13.6.1672 - 16.8.1673Captain
Henry KilligrewBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1666-1692
BWAS-1603
17.8.1673 - 23.12.1674Captain
John WoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1643-1690
BWAS-1603

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
15.12.1663 - 31.3.1666Master
Christopher GunmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1663-1685
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Service History


DateEventSource
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
31.8.1673

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

ADM8-DB
28.9.1673

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

ADM8-DB
10.1674Convoy to the Straits of Gibraltar and into the MediterraneanBWAS-1603

 

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