Richard -> 1660 Royal James

Nominal Guns70B065
NationalityCommonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland
OperatorState Navy
How acquiredPurpose builtB065
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich B065
Constructor Christopher Pett (1620-1667/68)B065
CategorySecond RateB065
Ship TypeShip of the Line B065
Sailing RigShip RiggedB065


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB028
Length of Keel124' 0"Imperial Feet37.7952 
Breadth41' 0"Imperial Feet12.4968 
Depth in Hold18' 0"Imperial Feet5.4864 
Burthen1,108Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel124' 0"Imperial Feet37.7952 
Breadth41' 0"Imperial Feet12.4968 
Depth in Hold18' 0"Imperial Feet5.4864 
Draught Aft21' 0"Imperial Feet6.4008 
Burthen1,108 7094Tons BM 


1664Broadside Weight = 845 Imperial Pound ( 383.2075 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck12 British Cannon of 7
Gun Deck14 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck28 British Culverin
Gun Deck22 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck4 British Demi-Culverin

1666Broadside Weight = 762 Imperial Pound ( 345.567 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck24 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck26 British Culverin
Gun Deck32 British Demi-Culverin

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1660400 BWAS-1603
5.1666520 BWAS-1603

7 Ship Commanders

1658 - 1659Rear-Admiral John BourneBWAS-16031660Captain John StokesBWAS-160329.4.1661 - 17.2.1661/62Rear-Admiral Roger Cuttance (d.1665/66)B0518.11.1664 - 21.11.1664CaptainSir William Penn (1621-1670)BWAS-160326.11.1664 - 18.7.1665Captain John Kempthorne (1620-1679)B05119.7.1665 - 7.12.1666Admiral of the Blue Thomas Allin (1612-1685)BWAS-160326.8.1665 - 17.10.1665UnknownSir Edward Spragg (d.1673)B051

2 Flag Officers

29.4.1661 - 17.2.1661/62AdmiralLord Edward Montagu (1st Earl of Sandwich) (d.1672)BWAS-16031665 - 1666Admiral of the RedSir Rupert Palatine (Prince Palatine of the Rhine) (1619-1682)B051

7 Commissioned Officers

1660 - 1661Lieutenant Simon SaddB0511661Lieutenant Packington Brookes (d.1666)B0511662Lieutenant Charles TalbotB0511665Lieutenant John Narborough (1640-1688)B0511665 - 1666Lieutenant Francis WilshawB0511665 - 7.1666Lieutenant John Chappelle (d.1666)B0511666Lieutenant Philip EvattB051

Service History

23.5.1660Reclassed as a First RateBWAS-1603
23.5.1660Renamed Royal JamesBWAS-1603
3.6.1665Battle of Lowestoft
1.6.1666Four Days Battle
25.7.1666St James Day Battle
18.9.1666Took the Ship of the Line Le Rubis (60) Off Cape Dungeness
9.6.1667Raid on the Medway
14.6.1667Burnt by the Dutch while out of commission below ChathamBWAS-1603
8.1670Her remains were broken up at WoolwichBWAS-1603


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