Unicorn

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Nominal Guns46B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered9.3.1632/33B028
Launched6.2.1633/34B028
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard B028
ConstructorEdward BoateB028
CategorySecond RateB028
Ship TypeGreat Ship
Sold27.1.1686/87B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentDB002
Burthen700Tons BM 

Armament


1666Broadside Weight = 567 Imperial Pound ( 257.13475 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck16 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck26 British Culverin
Gun Deck11 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck10 British Saker

1677Broadside Weight = 506 Imperial Pound ( 229.4715 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck22 British Demi-Cannon
Middle Gun Deck22 British Demi-Culverin
Upper Gun Deck14 British Saker
Quarterdeck6 British Saker

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1634250 BWAS-1603
3.1651/52260 BWAS-1603
1653300 BWAS-1603
1660280 BWAS-1603
1666410Establishment for war abroadBWAS-1603
1666335Establishment for war at homeBWAS-1603
1666270Establishment for peaceBWAS-1603
4.1666320 BWAS-1603

22 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1636CaptainHenry MainwaringBWAS-16031639CaptainDavid MurrayBWAS-16031642CaptainThomas TrenchfieldBWAS-16031646 - 1647CaptainPeter AndrewsBWAS-16031648CaptainRichard Haddock (1581-1660)BWAS-16037.8.1649 - 1649CaptainJohn HarrisSPD-16491653 - 6.1653CaptainPeter StrongBWAS-16039.1653 - 1654CaptainWilliam Goodson (1610-1680)ref:10591654Rear-AdmiralJoseph Jordan (1603-1685)BWAS-16031655CaptainJohn StokesBWAS-16031656CaptainRobert Clarke (d.1669)BWAS-16031656 - 7.1656CaptainJonas PooleBWAS-160324.1.1664/65 - 3.6.1666CaptainHenry TeddemanB0514.6.1666 - 10.6.1666CaptainMark HarrisonBWAS-160311.6.1666 - 30.7.1666CaptainGeorge BatesBWAS-171430.7.1666 - 30.11.1666CaptainLevy Green (d.1672)BWAS-17141667CaptainMichael YoungB05126.1.1671/72 - 10.10.1672CaptainRichard James (d.1679/80)BWAS-160318.2.1672/73 - 9.10.1673CaptainJohn RogersBWAS-160312.4.1678 - 28.5.1678CaptainWilliam HoldenB05128.5.1678 - 1678CaptainLawrence WrightBWAS-16031.7.1679 - 3.8.1679CaptainAnthony YoungBWAS-1603

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
7.8.1649 - 1649LieutenantEdward MawdittSPD-16491664LieutenantWilliam Burstow (d.1675)B0511673Second LieutenantWilliam GodfreyB051

7 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
21.1.1633/34 - 1634GunnerHenry Youngref:107021.1.1633/34 - 1634PurserAugustine Boate (d.1643)ref:107021.1.1634 - 1634CarpenterJohn Westallref:10701649 - 3.5.1649PurserEdward MarstonSPD-16493.5.1649 - 1649PurserEdward VicarsSPD-164926.5.1649 - 1649PurserArthur OdwaySPD-164920.7.1649 - 1649MasterRobert ConstableSPD-1649

Service History


DateEventSource
1634Completed at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £8030.0.0dBWAS-1603
1636Service in the ChannelBWAS-1603
1646Service in the ChannelBWAS-1603
1647At PortsmouthBWAS-1603
9.1648In the DownsBWAS-1603
1653At Saint Helens for the WinterBWAS-1603
31.7.1653Battle of Scheveningen
1654In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
4.4.1655Battle of Porto Farina
7.1656Sailed home to repairBWAS-1603
20.4.1657Battle of Santa Cruz
3.6.1665Battle of Lowestoft
17.11.1665

Came up the river at Chatham in company with the Saint Andrew and the Vanguard

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1.6.1666Four Days Battle
25.7.1666St James Day Battle
12.6.1667At ChathamBWAS-1603
28.5.1672Battle of Solebay
28.5.1673First Battle of Schooneveld
4.6.1673Second Battle of Schooneveld
11.8.1673Battle of Texel
1677Reclassed as a third rate, and possibly cut down to a 2-deckerBWAS-1603
5.1678In the ChannelBWAS-1603
6.12.1678Guard ship at ChathamBWAS-1603
1679Guard ship at ChathamBWAS-1603
27.1.1687/88Sold for £308BWAS-1603

Fleets
FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
16421642Summer Guard of 1642Sir John Pennington (d.1646)
16591659British Baltic Fleet 1659Edward Montagu (d.1672)

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
DB002The Fish and The FalconJoseph E. GarlandDigital Book
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
SPD-1649Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Interregnum, 1649-50Mary Anne Everett Green (editor)Book
ref:1059Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900 Digital Book
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume IJohn CharnockDigital Book
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ref:1070Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Charles I, 1633-4 Book
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
 

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