Primrose

5931
Nominal Guns22B028
NationalityCommonwealth of England
OperatorState Navy
Acquired1651B028
ShipyardWapping - London B028
ConstructorJohn TaylorBWAS-1603
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeShip B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Wrecked13.3.1655/56BWAS-1603

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel86' 0"Imperial Feet26.2128 
Breadth25' 1"Imperial Feet7.6251 
Draught Aft12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen287 7694Tons BM 
Burthen10' 0"Imperial Feet3.048 

Armament


1651Broadside Weight = 92 Imperial Pound ( 41.7221 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck18 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck4 British Saker

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1651100 BWAS-1603
1.165290 B117

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1652 - 13.3.1655/56CaptainJohn SherwinBWAS-1603

Service History


DateEventSource
1653Off the Scottish coast for the winter 1653/54BWAS-1603
13.3.1655/56Wrecked on the Seven Stones rocks, she was freed but then foundered when15 men were drownedBWAS-1603


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
B117NRS Vol 013 - Papers relating to the First Dutch War 1652-54 Vol IUnknownBook
 

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