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 byPhineus Pett (1570-1647)BWAS-1603
ConstructorPhineus 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 
Breadth44' 0"Imperial Feet13.4112 
Breadth (inside Planking)43' 6"Imperial Feet13.1572 
Depth in Hold18' 0"Imperial Feet5.4864 
Burthen890Baker's Rule Tons 
Burthen1,184 2494Tons BM 
Burthen1,187Tons and Tonnage 

6 Commanding Officers

1643CaptainRichard BlytheBWAS-16031650 - 1653CaptainWilliam WildeyBWAS-16031653CaptainRichard LyonsBWAS-16031653 - 10.1653CaptainJohn BourneBWAS-16031656Vice-AdmiralJohn Lawson (1610-1665)BWAS-16031656 - 1657Rear-AdmiralRichard Badiley (d.1657)BWAS-1603

5 Flag Officers

1650General at SeaRichard Deane (d.1653)BWAS-16031650General at SeaRobert Blake (1598-1657)BWAS-16031652General at SeaRobert Blake (1598-1657)BWAS-16031653General at SeaGeorge Monk (d.1669/70)BWAS-16031653 - 3.6.1653General at SeaRichard Deane (d.1653)BWAS-1603

5 Warrant Officers

1649 - 10.1649CookRobert WilliamsSPD-16494.1649 - 11.1652PurserPhineus Pett (1628-1678)ref:65027.10.1649 - 1649CookRichard ScudderSPD-16491652 - 2.1652GunnerThomas JemsonSPD-1651-29.2.1651/52 - 1652GunnerWilliam 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.



BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
B065The Ship of the Line Vol IBrian LaveryBook
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
SPD-1649Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Interregnum, 1649-50Mary Anne Everett Green (editor)Book
ref:650Mariner's Mirror Vol 013 - Phineus PettA. W. JohnsDigital Book
SPD-1651-2Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Interregnum, 1651-2Mary Anne Everett Green (editor)Book

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