Nominal Guns32BWAS-1603
NationalityCommonwealth of England
OperatorState Navy
PreviouslyDutch hired ship 'Rozeboom' (1652) (32)
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel84' 0"Imperial Feet25.6032 
Breadth24' 6"Imperial Feet7.3533 
Depth in Hold11' 6"Imperial Feet3.5052 
Draught Aft14' 0"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Burthen268 1894Tons BM 

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
12.1653130 BWAS-1603

4 Ship Commanders

7.1653 - 1654Captain Valentine TatnellBWAS-16031654 - 1656Captain Richard Hodges (d.1666)BWAS-16031660 - 6.1660Captain Seth HawleyBWAS-16036.1660 - 1660Captain John BrowneB051

Service History

4.6.1653Taken at the Battle of the GabbardBWAS-1603
10.1653At St Helens for the Winter of 1653/54BWAS-1603
1660Commissioned for fishery protections duty off IcelandBWAS-1603
1660Refitted as a 24 gunner
5.9.1663The following warrant was issued:
Warrant to the Duke of York. Forthwith to deliver to the Royal African Company his Majesty ships Welcome, Sophia, and Rosebush, or such of them as the Company shall desire, with rigging, tackle, and furniture, making first an inventory of what is delivered, and of the state of the ships ; the Company to enter into articles with the Commissioners of the Navy for delivering the same back in the same condition (dangers of the sea only excepted) within 18 months.
10.1664Hulked at HarwichBWAS-1603
10.1664Refitted as a Hulk


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

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