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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 - Woolwich B028
Constructor
Edward BoateBritish
Ship Builder
B028
CategorySecond RateB028
Ship TypeGreat ShipB028
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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1636Captain
Henry MainwaringBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1623-1640
BWAS-1603
1639Captain
David MurrayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1635-1642
BWAS-1603
1642Captain
Thomas TrenchfieldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1637-1646
BWAS-1603
1646 - 1647Captain
Peter AndrewsBritish
Naval Sailor
Merchant Sailor
Service 1635-1647
BWAS-1603
1648Captain
Richard HaddockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1643-1652
BWAS-1603
7.8.1649 - 1649Captain
John HarrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1649-1698
SPD-1649
1653 - 6.1653Captain
Peter StrongBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1642-1653
BWAS-1603
9.1653 - 1654Captain
William GoodsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Ship Owner
Service 1650-1659
ref:1059
1654Rear-Admiral
Joseph JordanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1642-1672
BWAS-1603
1655Captain
John StokesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1649-1665
BWAS-1603
1656Captain
Robert ClarkeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1644-1669
BWAS-1603
1656 - 7.1656Captain
Jonas PooleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1652-1665
BWAS-1603
24.1.1664/65 - 3.6.1666Captain
Henry TeddemanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1652-1666
B051
4.6.1666 - 10.6.1666Captain
Mark HarrisonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1654-1673
BWAS-1603
11.6.1666 - 30.7.1666Captain
George BatesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1660-1666
BWAS-1714
30.7.1666 - 30.11.1666Captain
Levy GreenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1672
BWAS-1714
1667Captain
Michael YoungBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1667
B051
26.1.1671/72 - 10.10.1672Captain
Richard JamesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1660-1674
BWAS-1603
18.2.1672/73 - 9.10.1673Captain
John RogersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1673-1678
BWAS-1603
12.4.1678 - 28.5.1678Captain
William HoldenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1666-1683
B051
28.5.1678 - 1678Captain
Lawrence WrightBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1693
BWAS-1603
1.7.1679 - 3.8.1679Captain
Anthony YoungBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1673-1679
BWAS-1603

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
7.8.1649 - 1649Lieutenant
Edward MawdittBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1649
SPD-1649
1664Lieutenant
William BurstowBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1675
B051
1673Second Lieutenant
William GodfreyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1652-1673
B051

7 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.1.1633/34 - 1634Purser
Augustine BoateBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1633-1634
ref:1070
21.1.1633/34 - 1634Gunner
Henry YoungBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1634
ref:1070
21.1.1635/35 - 1634Carpenter
John WestallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1633-1634
ref:1070
1649 - 3.5.1649Purser
Edward MarstonBritish
Naval Sailor
SPD-1649
3.5.1649 - 1649Purser
Edward VicarsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1649
SPD-1649
26.5.1649 - 1649Purser
Arthur OdwayBritish
Naval Sailor
SPD-1649
20.7.1649 - 1649Master
Robert ConstableBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1642-1649
SPD-1649

Service History


DateEventSource
1634Completed at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich 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

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1642-1642Summer Guard of 1642
Sir John PenningtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1620-1643
 
1659-1659British Baltic Fleet 1659
Edward MontaguBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1656-1672
 
 

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Posted by Cy on Wednesday 6th of February 2019 08:40

Hi
It's very unlikely. Your Unicorne is probably a merchant vessel, this one is a warship and is more than twice the tunnage at 700bm


Posted by Mike Martin on Tuesday 5th of February 2019 23:14

Could this be the same ship "Unicorne" that sailed from Bristol, England for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1685 listed as some 300 tons. Sailing with immigrants to William Penn's colony in America.

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