Prince Royal -> 1649 Resolution -> 1660 Royal Prince

Nominal Guns64BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish First Rate ship royal 'Prince Royal' (1610) (120)
Keel Laid Down1639BWAS-1603
First Commissioned1643BWAS-1603
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1603
Designed by Phineus Pett (1570-1647)BWAS-1603
Constructor Phineus Pett (1570-1647)BWAS-1603
CategoryFirst RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up to Rebuild1661BWAS-1603
BecomesBritish First Rate ship of the line 'Prince Royal' (1663) (92)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Keel115' 0"Imperial Feet35.052 
Breadth43' 0"Tons BM 
Burthen750Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB028
Burthen1,187Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel115' 0"Imperial Feet35.052 
Breadth (inside Planking)43' 6"Imperial Feet13.1572 
Breadth44' 0"Imperial Feet13.4112 
Depth in Hold18' 0"Imperial Feet5.4864 
Burthen1,187Tons and Tonnage 
Burthen890Baker's Rule Tons 
Burthen1,184 2494Tons BM 

6 Ship Commanders

1643Captain Richard BlytheBWAS-16031650 - 1653Captain William WildeyBWAS-16031653Captain Richard LyonsBWAS-16031653 - 10.1653Captain John BourneBWAS-16031656Vice-Admiral John Lawson (1610-1665)BWAS-16031656 - 1657Rear-Admiral Richard Badiley (d.1657)BWAS-1603

5 Flag Officers

1650General at Sea Richard Deane (d.1653)BWAS-16031650General at Sea Robert Blake (1598-1657)BWAS-16031652General at Sea Robert Blake (1598-1657)BWAS-16031653General at Sea George Monk (d.1669/70)BWAS-16031653 - 3.6.1653General at Sea Richard Deane (d.1653)BWAS-1603

5 Warrant Officers

1649 - 10.1649Cook Robert WilliamsSPD-16494.1649 - 11.1652Purser Phineus Pett (1628-1678)ref:65027.10.1649 - 1649Cook Richard ScudderSPD-16491652 - 2.1652Gunner Thomas JemsonSPD-1651-29.2.1651/52 - 1652Gunner William CaneSPD-1651-2

Service History

7.2.1648/49Renamed ResolutionBWAS-1603
28.9.1652Battle of Kentish Knock
2.6.1653Battle of the Gabbard
31.7.1653Battle of Scheveningen
23.5.1660Renamed Royal PrinceBWAS-1603


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1645-1645Summer Guard of 1645  
1650-1650Summer Guard of 1650  

Notes on Ship


General at Sea Richard Deane was killed on board the Resolution at the Battle of the Gabbard.



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