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James -> 1660 Old James

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Nominal Guns48B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered9.3.1632/33BWAS-1603
Launched7.2.1633/34BWAS-1603
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford B028
Constructor
Peter PettBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1610-1672
BWAS-1603
CategorySecond RateB028
Ship TypeGreat ShipB028
Sold16.2.1681/82B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalent
Length of Gundeck138' 0"Imperial Feet42.0624 
Length of Keel110' 0"Imperial Feet33.528 
Breadth36' 10"Imperial Feet10.9728 
Depth in Hold16' 2"Imperial Feet4.8853 
Burthen874Imperial Feet0.0254 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel110' 0"Imperial Feet33.528 
Breadth37' 6"Imperial Feet11.2994 
Depth in Hold16' 2"Imperial Feet4.8853 
Draught Aft17' 2"Imperial Feet5.1889 
Burthen823Tons 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 = 694.5 Imperial Pound ( 314.9561 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck26 British Demi-Cannon
Upper Gun Deck26 British Culverin
Quarterdeck14 British Saker
Roundhouse4 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1634250 BWAS-1603
3.1650/51280 BWAS-1603
10.4.1653360Establishment?NRS030
1660300 BWAS-1603
1666380Establishment for war abroadBWAS-1603
1666300Establishment for war at homeBWAS-1603
1666260Establishment for peaceBWAS-1603

26 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1635Captain
Sir William MonsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1591-1635
BWAS-1603
1636Captain
Henry MervynBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1636-1637
BWAS-1603
1637Captain
John PoveyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1628-1660
BWAS-1603
1637Captain
Walter StewartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1635-1637
BWAS-1603
1639Captain
Richard FoggeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1633-1642
BWAS-1603
1640Admiral
Sir John PenningtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1620-1643
BWAS-1603
1642Admiral
Lord Robert Rich (2nd Earl of Warwick)British
Naval Sailor
Ship Owner
Service 1626-1649
BWAS-1603
1643Captain
Henry BethellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1642-1648
BWAS-1603
1644 - 1645Captain
Richard BlytheBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1641-1645
BWAS-1603
1652 - 6.1652Captain
John GilsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1644-1652
BWAS-1603
17.6.1652 - 7.1653Vice-Admiral
William PennBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1644-1670
ref:1066
7.1653 - 1654Vice-Admiral of the White
William PennBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1644-1670
BWAS-1603
1654Captain
John StokesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1649-1665
B051
1656 - 1657Captain
Anthony YoungBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1647-1674
BWAS-1603
5.1657 - 1657Captain
John HarmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1646-1673
BWAS-1603
1659 - 1660Captain
John LawsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1642-1665
BWAS-1603
1.1662 - 1.7.1662Captain
Robert ClerkBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1662
BWAS-1603
11.2.1664/65 - 3.6.1665Captain
James LeyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1661-1665
BWAS-1603
16.6.1665 - 18.7.1665Captain
Thomas AllinBritish
Naval Sailor
Privateer
Service 1648-1678
BWAS-1603
19.7.1665 - 19.2.1665/66Captain
John KempthorneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1657-1679
BWAS-1603
26.2.1665/66 - 3.12.1666Captain
Edmund SeamanBritish
Naval Sailor
Merchant Sailor
Service 1638-1650
B051
26.3.1668 - 5.4.1668Captain
John HubbardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1654-1671
B051
7.4.1668 - 7.7.1668Captain
Willoughby HannamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1653-1672
B051
20.9.1671 - 3.3.1671/72Captain
Thomas TraffordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1660-1672
B051
24.1.1671/72 - 17.10.1672Captain
John HaywardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1651-1672
B051
7.2.1672/73 - 10.10.1673Captain
James StoreyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1678
B051

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1652 - 6.1652General at Sea
Robert BlakeBritish
Naval Sailor
Soldier
Service 1649-1657
BWAS-1603

7 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1664Lieutenant
Abraham BlackleachBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1666
B051
1665Lieutenant
John NarboroughBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1688
B051
1665Lieutenant
Francis WilshawBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1678
B051
1665 - 1666Lieutenant
Richard MinorsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1661-1666
B051
1666Lieutenant
Robert WoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1666-1672
B051
1668Lieutenant
William HoldenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1666-1683
B051
1680Lieutenant
Anthony HarlingeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1680
ADM 1/5253

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.1.1634 - 1635Gunner
John JelfBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1634-1635
SPD-1635-6
21.1.1635/35 - 1634Cook
William StanleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1633-1634
ref:1070

Service History


DateEventSource
1634Completed at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £11256.0.0dBWAS-1603
1635Service in the ChannelBWAS-1603
1636Service in the ChannelBWAS-1603
3.1641/42King's Summer Guard
1643Service in the ChannelBWAS-1603
19.5.1652Battle of Dover
28.9.1652Battle of Kentish Knock
12.10.1652In Margate RoadBWAS-1603
12.1652In Portsmouth
2.3.1652/53In Portsmouth being careenedBWAS-1603
10.4.1653Left Portsmouth as the flagship of Vice-Admiral
Sir William PennBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1644-1670
W025
13.4.1653In Dover RoadsW025
14.4.1653Arrived in the DownsW025
8.5.1653In SolebayW025
2.6.1653Battle of the Gabbard
31.7.1653Battle of Scheveningen
6.9.1653In Aldborough RoadW025
20.4.1657Battle of Santa Cruz
5.1660Renamed Old JamesBWAS-1603
3.6.1665Battle of Lowestoft
1.6.1666Four Days Battle
25.7.1666St James Day Battle
9.6.1667Raid on the Medway
12.6.1667Set alight at Chatham (during the Dutch raid), but savedBWAS-1603
28.5.1672Battle of Solebay
28.5.1673First Battle of Schooneveld
4.6.1673Second Battle of Schooneveld
11.8.1673Battle of Texel
1677Reduced to a third-ratedBWAS-1603


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1642-1642Summer Guard of 1642
Sir John PenningtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1620-1643
 
1645-1645Summer Guard of 1645  
1659-1659British Baltic Fleet 1659
Edward MontaguBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1656-1672
 
 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Tony Willoughby on Wednesday 20th of September 2017 06:49

you have James Ley down as captain of two ships at the Battle of Lowestoft, the Royal James and the Old James. According to Westminster Abbey he died aboard the Old James at Lowestoft.

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