Nominal Guns16B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
ShipyardHarwich - Essex B028
ConstructorSir Anthony Deane (1633-1721)B028
CategorySixth RateB028
Ship TypeShip B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel64' 0"Imperial Feet19.5072 
Breadth19' 6"Imperial Feet5.8081 
Depth in Hold9' 10"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Draught Aft8' 6"Imperial Feet2.5908 
Burthen129 4294Tons BM 


1666Broadside Weight = 48 Imperial Pound ( 21.768 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
166675 BWAS-1603

4 Commanding Officers

10.7.1666 - 14.8.1672CaptainGeorge Liddell (d.1672)B05120.1.1672/73 - 10.6.1673CaptainEdward Pearce (d.1673/74)BWAS-16039.2.1672/73 - 22.1.1675/76CaptainRichard Country (d.1675/76)BWAS-160310.4.1678 - 19.7.1679CaptainWilliam Botham (d.1690)BWAS-1603

Service History

7.1666Completed at Harwich Dockyard - Harwich at a cost of £884.0.0dBWAS-1603
11.8.1673Battle of Texel
1674In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1678In the ChannelBWAS-1603


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Posted by Brian on Sunday 17th of January 2016 21:03

London Gazette 1668 Jan. 17 - Several pieces of ships, boats, and Buoys have been lately seen floating 3 which gives us reason to believe that several wrecks have been occasioned on the Goodwin by the last bad and stormy weather. Only the Roebuck and one merchant ship are now riding in the downs. Three seamen belonging to the Roebuck having been discovered to have been guilty of breaking open an house in this place, one of them being apprehended, were after the restoring of their plundered goods carried on board by their Commander where they were duck't and towed thence on shore at their boats stern, and afterwards cashiered.

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