Rupert

6301
Nominal Guns64B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Acquired26.1.1665/66B028
ShipyardHarwich Dockyard - Harwich B028
Designed bySir Anthony Deane (1638-1721)B028
ConstructorSir Anthony Deane (1638-1721)B028
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild3.1701/2B028
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Rupert' (1703) (64)

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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.1.1665/66 - 5.1666CaptainRichard Utber (d.1669)B0511.6.1666 - 2.4.1667Rear-Admiral of the WhiteRichard Utber (d.1669)B0514.5.1667 - 10.12.1667CaptainJohn Hubbard (d.1668)B05122.3.1667/68 - 27.8.1668CaptainSir John Chicheley (1641-1690/91)B0516.6.1671 - 5.1.1671/72CaptainJohn HartB0514.4.1672 - 13.8.1673CaptainSir John Holmes (d.1679)BWAS-160317.8.1673 - 3.11.1673CaptainThomas Fowler (d.1687)BWAS-16035.11.1677 - 1679CaptainArthur Herbert (1648-1716)TRN29.11.1679 - 1680CaptainJohn WyborneB0511684CaptainAnthony SmithB0511685 - 9.1685CaptainJohn Neville (d.1697)BWAS-160324.9.1685 - 18.4.1687CaptainStephen Akerman (d.1693)B0515.9.1688 - 1689CaptainSir William JennensBWAS-16034.1689 - 1690CaptainFrancis WheelerBWAS-160324.6.1690 - 30.6.1690CaptainGeorge Pomeroy (d.1691)BWAS-16031.7.1690 - 1691CaptainSimon Fowkes (d.1702)BWAS-16031691 - 8.1692CaptainMathew Aylmer (1650-1720)BWAS-16038.1692 - 1693CaptainBasil Beaumont (1669-1703)BWAS-16031694 - 17.10.1694CaptainThomas Kercher (d.1694)BWAS-160317.10.1694 - 24.7.1697CaptainThomas Dilkes (d.1706)BWAS-160325.7.1697 - 30.4.1699CaptainDavid Greenhill (d.1716) ADM 6/4/122
Commission confirmed 6.11.1697
BWAS-1603

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1670 - 1671Vice-AdmiralSir John Chicheley (1641-1690/91)B0516.6.1671 - 5.1.1671/72Vice-AdmiralSir Edward Spragg (d.1673)B051

7 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1666 - 1667LieutenantThomas HamiltonB0511671LieutenantRobert HooperB0514.1672 - 10.6.1672Second LieutenantEdward Russell (1653-1727)ref:76419.8.1695 - 10.12.1695First LieutenantHumphry Blowers (d.1720) ADM 6/3/71ADM 6/36.8.1697 - 30.4.1699Second LieutenantHenry Long (d.1723) ADM 6/4/122
Commission confirmed 5.11.1697
ADM 6/4
6.8.1697 - 30.4.1699Third LieutenantPhilemon Pownoll ADM 6/4/122
Commission confirmed 5.11.1697
ADM 6/4
13.8.1697 - 30.4.1699First LieutenantJames Anderson ADM 6/4/122
Commission confirmed 5.11.1697
ADM 6/4

4 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
30.4.1678 - 15.6.1679Master's MateJohn Benbow (1652/53-1702)17.8.1691 - 22.3.1691/92MidshipmanWilliam Hester (c.1662-?) ADM 107/1/49ADM 107/16.12.1691 - 17.8.1692Master's MateWilliam Jenuson (c.1657-?) ADM 107/1/9ADM 107/119.2.1691/92 - 11.5.1693MidshipmanWilliam Villiers Beaumont (1676-1697) ADM 107/1/60ADM 107/1

3 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
25.7.1689 - 16.8.1691Able SeamanWilliam Hester (c.1662-?) ADM 107/1/49ADM 107/18.1.1691/92 - 28.2.1691/92Able SeamanGeorge Heyboo (c.1662-?) ADM 107/1/99ADM 107/18.2.1693/94 - 19.3.1693/94Able SeamanJohn Paul (c.1669-?) ADM 107/1/66ADM 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) 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) 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) off Start PointBWAS-1603
1694To the West IndiesBWAS-1603
1695In the SoundingsBWAS-1603
30.4.1699

Paid off

ADM 51

 

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