Princess Maria

Nominal Guns38B028
NationalityCommonwealth of England
OperatorState Navy
PreviouslyDutch Fifth Rate ship 'Prinses Royaal Maria' (1643) (30)
First Commissioned7.1652B028
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeShip B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel114' 0"Imperial Feet34.7472 
Breadth27' 0"Imperial Feet8.2296 
Depth in Hold12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen442 594Tons BM 

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1653170 BWAS-1603

4 Commanding Officers

7.1652 - 20.2.1652/53CaptainEdward WitheridgeBWAS-160320.2.1652/53 - 7.1653CaptainHenry KirbyBWAS-16037.1653 - 1656CaptainJohn Lloyd (d.1672)BWAS-16031657 - 8.2.1657/58CaptainJohn GrimsditchBWAS-1603

Service History

18.6.1652Impounded in the Downs at the start of the warBWAS-1603
30.11.1652Battle of Dungeness
18.2.1652/53Battle of Portland
2.6.1653Battle of the Gabbard
1654In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
4.4.1655Battle of Porto Farina
8.2.1657/58Wrecked on the Goodwin SandsBWAS-1603


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