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6991
Nominal Guns36B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered1.3.1633/34BWAS-1603
Acquired12.1634BWAS-1603
First Commissioned1635B028
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1603
Constructor
Peter PettBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1610-1672
BWAS-1603
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShipB028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Mutinied6.1648BWAS-1603
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Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB032
Length of Gundeck103' 0"Imperial Feet31.3944 
Burthen360Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel96' 0"Imperial Feet29.2608 
Breadth32' 2"Imperial Feet9.779 
Depth in Hold11' 7 ½"Imperial Feet3.3655 
Draught Aft12' 2"Imperial Feet3.683 
Burthen478Tons and Tonnage 
Burthen358Baker's Rule Tons 
Burthen528 3394Tons BM 

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1633250 B032
1642150 W015

6 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1635Captain
Henry StradlingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1635-1642
BWAS-1603
1636Captain
Thomas KirkeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1636-1638
BWAS-1603
1642Captain
Thomas KettlebyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1627-1642
W015
1643Captain
Thomas RainsboroughBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1643-1648
W015
1645 - 1647Captain
William SomasterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1644-1647
BWAS-1603
5.1648 - 6.1648Captain
Leonard HarrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1642-1671
BWAS-1603

Service History


DateEventSource
1635In the ChannelBWAS-1603
1642In the Irish SeaBWAS-1603
1643In the ChannelBWAS-1603
8.1643Took the Ship
Fellowship (28) 1643-1643
British 28 Gun
5th Rate Ship
at Milford, she was carrying reinforcements to the King

1647With the Western GuardBWAS-1603
6.1648Defected to the Royalists after the Kent RevoltW030


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1642-1642Summer Guard of the Irish Sea 1642
Thomas KettlebyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1627-1642
 
1645-1645Summer Guard of 1645  
1645-1645Winter Guard of 1645  
1646-1646Winter Guard of 1646  

Notes on Ship


Ships defecting to the Royalists in June 1648


 

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