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 
Breadth (inside Planking)43' 6"Imperial Feet13.1572 
Breadth44' 0"Imperial Feet13.4112 
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

FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
16451645Summer Guard of 1645 
16501650Summer 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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