Henrietta Maria -> 1650 Paragon

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Nominal Guns42B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered9.1631BWAS-1603
Launched31.1.1632/33BWAS-1603
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford B028
ConstructorHenry GoddardB065
CategorySecond RateB028
Ship TypeGreat Ship B028
Burnt13.7.1655B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Keel110' 0"Imperial Feet33.528 
Breadth36' 6"Imperial Feet10.9982 
Depth in Hold16' 2 ½"Imperial Feet4.8895 
Burthen793Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB028
Burthen792Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB032
Length of Keel106' 0"Imperial Feet32.3088 
Breadth35' 9"Imperial Feet10.7137 
Depth in Hold15' 8"Imperial Feet4.6126 
Burthen593Tons BM 

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1633300EstablishmentB032
1652260EstablishmentB032

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1647Rear-AdmiralRichard OwenBWAS-16031650CaptainRobert HackwellW0141651 - 1653CaptainRichard Badiley (d.1657)ODNB1653 - 1654CaptainGeorge DakinsODNB1654 - 1655Vice-AdmiralWilliam Goodson (1610-1680)ODNB1655 - 13.7.1655Rear-AdmiralGeorge DakinsODNB

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1642 - 1643Admiral of the FleetRobert Rich (1587-1658)

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1636 - 1637LieutenantEdward Popham (c.1610-1651)ODNB

3 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
15.4.1633 - 1633CarpenterJohn Watermanref:10701649BoatswainRichard BennettSPD-16495.4.1649 - 1649BoatswainElias MitchellSPD-1649

Service History


DateEventSource
1642Summer Guard, May to OctoberW014
1643Winter GuardW014
1647Summer GuardW014
1647Summer Guard, as flagship of the Western guardDB013
1650Renamed ParagonBWAS-1603
3.1651/52Refitted as a 52 gun Second Rate Ship of the Line
28.8.1652Battle of Elba
4.3.1652/53Battle of Leghorn
12.1653Refitted as a 54 gun Second Rate Ship of the Line
1654Sailed to the West Indies
13.7.1655Caught fire, blew up and sank near Havanna with the loss of about 100 lives


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
25.12.1654-31.8.1655Fleet for the West IndiesWilliam Penn (1621-1670) 
 

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