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Rupert

6301
Nominal Guns64B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Acquired26.1.1665/66B028
ShipyardHarwich Dockyard - Harwich B028
Designed by
Sir Anthony DeaneBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1660-1721
B028
Constructor
Sir Anthony DeaneBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1660-1721
B028
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the LineB028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild3.1701/2B028
Becomes

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Keel119' 0"Imperial Feet36.2712 
Breadth36' 3"Imperial Feet10.9855 
Depth in Hold17' 1"Imperial Feet5.1852 
Burthen791Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB032
Length of Keel119' 0"Imperial Feet36.2712 
Breadth37' 2"Imperial Feet11.2849 
Depth in Hold15' 6"Imperial Feet4.6025 
Draught Aft17' 0"Imperial Feet5.1816 
Burthen832Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck144' 1"Imperial Feet43.8918 
Length of Keel119' 0"Imperial Feet36.2712 
Breadth36' 3"Imperial Feet10.9855 
Depth in Hold15' 6"Imperial Feet4.6025 
Draught Aft17' 0"Imperial Feet5.1816 
Burthen831 7294Tons BM 

Armament


1666Broadside Weight = 685 Imperial Pound ( 310.6475 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck22 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck30 British Culverin
Gun Deck12 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck3 British 6-Pound Saker

1685Broadside Weight = 516 Imperial Pound ( 234.006 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Gun Deck2 British Culverin
Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British Demi-Culverin

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1689320Establishment for war at homeB032
1689400Establishment for war abroadB032

21 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
6.1.1665/66 - 5.1666Captain
Richard UtberBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1661-1669
B051
1.6.1666 - 2.4.1667Rear-Admiral of the White
Richard UtberBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1661-1669
B051
4.5.1667 - 10.12.1667Captain
John HubbardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1669
B051
22.3.1667/68 - 27.8.1668Captain
Sir John ChicheleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1662-1674
B051
6.6.1671 - 5.1.1671/72Captain
John HartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1672
B051
4.4.1672 - 13.8.1673Captain
Sir John HolmesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1679
BWAS-1603
17.8.1673 - 3.11.1673Captain
Thomas FowlerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1673-1678
BWAS-1603
5.11.1677 - 1679Captain
Arthur HerbertBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1666-1690
TRN2
9.11.1679 - 1680Captain
John WyborneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1666-1684
B051
1684Captain
Anthony SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1651-1684
B051
1685 - 9.1685Captain
John NevilleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1673-1697
BWAS-1603
24.9.1685 - 18.4.1687Captain
Stephen AkermanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1689
B051
5.9.1688 - 1689Captain
Sir William JennensBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1648-1690
BWAS-1603
4.1689 - 1690Captain
Sir Francis WhelerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1678-1694
BWAS-1603
24.6.1690 - 30.6.1690Captain
George PomeroyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1688-1690
BWAS-1603
1.7.1690 - 1.1691Captain
Simon FowkesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1680-1702
Transfered
BWAS-1603
1691 - 8.1692Captain
Mathew AylmerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1677-1698
BWAS-1603
8.1692 - 19.12.1693Captain
Basil BeaumontBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1669-1703
Transfered ADM 6/4/86
BWAS-1603
1694 - 16.10.1694Captain
Thomas KercherBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1694
ADM 6/4/86
BWAS-1603
17.10.1694 - 9.10.1695Captain
Thomas DilkesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1687-1697
Transfered
BWAS-1603
25.7.1697 - 30.4.1699Captain
David GreenhillBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1706
ADM 6/4/122
Issued by
John NevilleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1673-1697
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 6.11.1697
BWAS-1603

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1670 - 1671Vice-Admiral
Sir John ChicheleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1662-1674
B051
6.6.1671 - 5.1.1671/72Vice-Admiral
Sir Edward SpraggBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1661-1672
B051

9 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1666 - 1667Lieutenant
Thomas HamiltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1666-1695
B051
1671Lieutenant
Robert HooperBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1672
B051
4.1672 - 10.6.1672Second Lieutenant
Edward RussellBritish
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1671-1702
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30.4.1678 - 4.5.1679Second Lieutenant
Francis WhelerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1678-1694
E-WIKI
5.5.1679 - 5.5.1680First Lieutenant
Francis WhelerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1678-1694
Transfered
E-WIKI
19.8.1695 - 10.12.1695First Lieutenant
Humphry BlowersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1711
ADM 6/3/71
ADM 6/3
6.8.1697 - 30.4.1699Second Lieutenant
Henry LongBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1710
ADM 6/4/122
Issued by
John NevilleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1673-1697
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 5.11.1697
ADM 6/4
6.8.1697 - 30.4.1699Third Lieutenant
Philemon PownollBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1705
ADM 6/4/122
Issued by
John NevilleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1673-1697
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 5.11.1697
ADM 6/4
13.8.1697 - 30.4.1699First Lieutenant
James AndersonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1706
ADM 6/4/122
Issued by
John NevilleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1673-1697
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 5.11.1697
ADM 6/4

6 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
28.12.1694 - 1695Boatswain
Francis TrattonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1695
ADM 6/3/63
Issued by
Edward RussellBritish
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1671-1702

Confirmed 24.6.1695
ADM 6/3
1696Purser
Charles LightfootBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
ADM 6/4/33
ADM 6/4
22.3.1695/96 - 1696Gunner
William RowBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
ADM 6/4/48
Issued by
Sir George RookeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1705

Confirmed 23.11.1696
ADM 6/4
5.10.1696 - 6.9.1697Purser
John ColeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1697
Transfered ADM 6/4/34
ADM 6/4
23.10.1696 - 1696Chaplain
Giles ThornburghBritish
Naval Sailor
Clergyman
Service 1696
ADM 6/4/39
ADM 6/4
7.9.1697 - 1697Purser
Edward HumberstonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697
ADM 6/4/121
Issued by
Thomas DilkesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1687-1697
, West Indies - North Atlantic Ocean
Confirmed 28.10.1697
ADM 6/4

9 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
30.4.1678 - 15.6.1679Master's Mate
John BenbowBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1678-1702
17.8.1691 - 22.3.1691/92Midshipman
William HesterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1693
ADM 107/1/49
ADM 107/1
6.12.1691 - 17.8.1692Master's Mate
William JenusonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1668-1692
ADM 107/1/9
ADM 107/1
19.2.1691/92 - 11.5.1693Midshipman
William Villiers BeaumontBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1697
Transfered ADM 107/1/60
ADM 107/1
30.9.1696 - 2.8.1698Volunteer
Peter TrumanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1698
Transfered ADM 6/4/31
ADM 6/4
23.10.1696 - 1696Volunteer
Edward ThomasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1707
ADM 6/4/39
ADM 6/4
23.10.1696 - 1696Volunteer
Theophilus HastingsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
ADM 6/4/39
ADM 6/4
23.10.1696 - 29.3.1698Volunteer
Thomas HolmesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1698
Transfered ADM 6/4/39
ADM 6/4
2.11.1696 - 1696Volunteer
BlowersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
ADM 6/4/42
ADM 6/4

3 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
25.7.1689 - 16.8.1691Able Seaman
William HesterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1693
ADM 107/1/49
ADM 107/1
8.1.1691/92 - 28.2.1691/92Able Seaman
George HeybooBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1676-1695
ADM 107/1/99
ADM 107/1
8.2.1693/94 - 19.3.1693/94Able Seaman
John PaulBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1687-1713
ADM 107/1/66
ADM 107/1

Service History


DateEventSource
1.1666Completed at Harwich Dockyard - Harwich at a cost of £7119.0.0dBWAS-1603
1.6.1666Four Days Battle
25.7.1666St James Day Battle
28.5.1672Battle of Solebay
28.5.1673First Battle of Schooneveld
4.6.1673Second Battle of Schooneveld
11.8.1673Battle of Texel
1.4.1678

In company with the Mary, took an Algerine, the Tiger of 40 guns. In the Rupert, all the officers, down to the boatswain's mate, had been killed or wounded, nineteen people in all being killed, and between thirty and forty wounded. Herbert, by the explosion of some bandoliers which lay on the quarter-deck, was badly burnt about the face, and lost the sight of one of his eyes.

BWAS-1603
1.4.1678Took the Unrated
Name Unknown (48) 1678-1678
Algerian 48 Gun
Unrated
BWAS-1603
11.4.1680In company with the Adventure and theHampshire chased an Algerine vessel, the Orange Tree(28), into Tangier road. The chase was run ashore by the RupertB051
30.6.1690Battle of Beachy Head
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur
21.9.1692Took the Ship
Le Joseph (8) 1692-1692
French 8 Gun
Privateer Ship
BWAS-1603
10.1692In company with the Adventure took two privateers of 24 and 18 guns on the Irish StationBWAS-1603
12.1692Took two privateers of 16-guns each off the StartBWAS-1603
11.12.1692Took the Ship
La Thérèse (18) 1692-1692
French 18 Gun
Privateer Ship
off Start Point
BWAS-1603
1694To the West IndiesBWAS-1603
1695In the SoundingsBWAS-1603
30.4.1699

Paid off

ADM 51

 

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