French Ruby

6298
Ruby
Nominal Guns66B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Third Rate ship of the line 'Le Rubis' (1664) (60)
Captured18.9.1666TRN2
ShipyardBrest - Brittany BWAS-1603
Ship ClassRubis ClassTRN2
Designed by Laurent HubacBWAS-1603
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up1686B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Keel112' 0"Imperial Feet34.1376 
Breadth37' 10"Imperial Feet11.2776 
Depth in Hold16' 6"Imperial Feet4.9022 
Burthen968Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck139' 7"Imperial Feet42.3718 
Length of Keel112' 0"Imperial Feet34.1376 
Breadth38' 2"Imperial Feet11.5888 
Depth in Hold16' 6"Imperial Feet4.9022 
Draught Aft18' 6"Imperial Feet5.5055 
Burthen867 7794Tons BM 

Armament


1677Broadside Weight = 688 Imperial Pound ( 312.0088 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck24 British Demi-Cannon
Middle Gun Deck24 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck24 British Saker
Quarterdeck8 British Saker Cutts

1685Broadside Weight = 661 Imperial Pound ( 299.7635 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck22 British Demi-Cannon
Middle Gun Deck20 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck20 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck8 British Demi-Culverin Drake
Forecastle2 British Minions

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1666460 BWAS-1603
1672520as a Second RateBWAS-1603
1.168620as a hulkBWAS-1603

6 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
19.9.1666 - 3.4.1667Captain Harry YoungB05120.3.1667/68 - 8.7.1668Captain John HartBWAS-16031670Captain John HartB05123.2.1671/72 - 15.10.1672Captain Thomas Room Coyle (d.1689)BWAS-160311.2.1672/73 - 28.11.1674Captain Thomas Room Coyle (d.1689)B0511.4.1678 - 26.8.1678CaptainSir William JennensB051

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1678Lieutenant John HeathB051

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1686 - 11.9.1686Surgeon John Moyle (d.1714)ref:943

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
27.8.1681 - 3.10.1681Ordinary Seaman John Humphreys ADM 107/1/90ADM 107/1

Service History


DateEventSource
1672Refitted as a 74 gun Second Rate
28.5.1672Battle of Solebay
28.5.1673First Battle of Schooneveld
4.6.1673Second Battle of Schooneveld
11.8.1673Battle of Texel
9.1674Guard ship at SheernessBWAS-1603
1678In the ChannelBWAS-1603
1682HulkedB065
12.1.1685/86HulkedBWAS-1603


Notes on Ship


Second rate?B065
Lavery lists the ships as a Second Rate 80 gunner

 

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