Henrietta Maria -> 1650 Paragon

Nominal Guns42B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford B028
ConstructorHenry GoddardB065
CategorySecond RateB028
Ship TypeGreat Ship


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

6 Commanding Officers

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

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

1 Commissioned Officer

1636 - 1637LieutenantEdward Popham (1610-1651)ODNB

3 Warrant Officers

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

Service History

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

FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1654/12/251655/08/31Fleet for the West IndiesWilliam Penn (d.1670)


B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
B065The Ship of the Line Vol IBrian LaveryBook
B032The Fighting Ship in the Royal Navy 897-1984E. H. H. ArchibaldBook
W014Anglo-Dutch Wars BLOGJames C BenderWeb Site
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ref:1070Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Charles I, 1633-4 Book
SPD-1649Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Interregnum, 1649-50Mary Anne Everett Green (editor)Book
DB013A frigate of King GeorgeBrian ValeBook

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