Henrietta Maria -> 1650 Paragon

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


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 Ship Commanders

1647Rear-Admiral Richard OwenBWAS-16031650Captain Robert HackwellW0141651 - 1653Captain Richard Badiley (d.1657)ODNB1653 - 1654Captain George DakinsODNB1654 - 1655Vice-Admiral William Goodson (1610-1680)ODNB1655 - 13.7.1655Rear-Admiral George DakinsODNB

1 Flag Officer

1642 - 1643Admiral of the Fleet Robert Rich (1587-1658)

1 Commissioned Officer

1636 - 1637Lieutenant Edward Popham (c.1610-1651)ODNB

3 Warrant Officers

15.4.1633 - 1633Carpenter John Watermanref:10701649Boatswain Richard BennettSPD-16495.4.1649 - 1649Boatswain Elias MitchellSPD-1649

1 Petty Officer

1651Supernumerary Christopher Myngs (1625-1666)ref:1611

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


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

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