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Royal Sovereign

6086
Nominal Guns100B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down11.7.1659BWAS-1603
Launched26.8.1660B028
First Commissioned9.1665BWAS-1603
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham B028
Constructor
John TaylorBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1627-1660
BWAS-1603
CategoryFirst RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the LineB028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild1679B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Keel127' 0"Imperial Feet38.7096 
Breadth47' 6"Imperial Feet14.3474 
Depth in Hold19' 2"Imperial Feet5.7968 
Burthen1,605Tons BM 

Armament


1666Broadside Weight = 910.5 Imperial Pound ( 412.9123 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck13 British Cannon of 7
Gun Deck13 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck36 British 16-Pounder
Gun Deck18 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck22 British Saker

1677Broadside Weight = 1052.5 Imperial Pound ( 477.3091 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck26 British Cannon of 7
Middle Gun Deck28 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck14 British Saker
Roundhouse4 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
4.1666600 BWAS-1603
5.1666700 BWAS-1603
7.1667800 BWAS-1603

10 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1665 - 4.1666Commodore
Sir Jeremy SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1653-1668
B051
9.1665 - 4.1666Captain
Sir Jeremy SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1653-1668
BWAS-1603
1666Captain
Sir John CoxBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1660-1672
B051
7.7.1672 - 26.8.1672Captain
Stephen PyendBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1672
BWAS-1603
1673Captain
John HaywardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1651-1672
TRN2
1.1.1672/73 - 10.8.1673Captain
Sir William ReevesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1665
BWAS-1603
11.2.1672/73 - 4.6.1673Captain
John HaywardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1651-1672
BWAS-1603
29.5.1673 - 31.5.1673Captain
Richard HaddockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1656-1690
Transfered
B051
5.6.1673 - 30.6.1673Captain
Anthony YoungBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1673-1679
BWAS-1603
1.7.1673 - 30.10.1673Captain
John WetwangBritish
Naval Sailor
Merchant Sailor
Service 1653-1687
BWAS-1603

6 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1671 - 1673Vice-Admiral
Sir John ChicheleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1662-1674
B051
1672 - 5.1672Rear-Admiral of the Red
Sir Joseph JordanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1642-1672
B051
19.1.1671/72 - 8.4.1672Rear-Admiral
Sir Joseph JordanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1642-1672
BWAS-1603
8.4.1672 - 29.10.1672Vice-Admiral
Sir Joseph JordanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1642-1672
BWAS-1603
5.1672 - 1672Vice-Admiral of the Blue
Sir Joseph JordanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1642-1672
B051
4.6.1673 - 14.9.1673Admiral
Sir Rupert PalatineBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1673
BWAS-1603

9 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1665Second Lieutenant
William ColemanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1679
B051
1668Lieutenant
Richard WhiteBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1672
B051
19.1.1671/72 - 29.10.1672Lieutenant
James WattsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1666-1673
BWAS-1603
19.1.1671/72 - 29.10.1672Lieutenant
Nordash RandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672
BWAS-1603
19.1.1671/72 - 29.10.1672Lieutenant
John LatelyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1673
BWAS-1603
11.2.1672/73 - 4.6.1673Lieutenant
Sir Charles ThorowgoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1649-1673
BWAS-1603
11.2.1672/73 - 4.6.1673Lieutenant
Adrian ScroopeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1682
BWAS-1603
6.4.1673 - 30.10.1673Lieutenant
Peter WhitleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1668-1673
BWAS-1603
5.6.1673 - 13.8.1673Lieutenant
Joseph PerryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1673-1696
BWAS-1603

Service History


DateEventSource
25.7.1666St James Day Battle
28.5.1672Battle of Solebay
28.5.1673First Battle of Schooneveld
4.6.1673Second Battle of Schooneveld
11.8.1673Battle of Texel
1674Laid up at Chatham following the end of the warBWAS-1603
1679Started rebuilding at ChathamBWAS-1603


Notes on Ship


OriginBWAS-1603

Rebuilt from Sovereign (of the Seas). Renamed Royal Sovereign 23.5.1660 while rebuilding. Date of docking to begin work is shown above as date keel laid down.



 

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