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Torrington -> 1660 Dreadnought

7176
Nominal Guns52B028
NationalityCommonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland
OperatorState Navy
Ordered12.1652B028
Acquired1654B028
ShipyardBlackwall Yard - Blackwall B028
Constructor
Sir Henry JohnsonBritish
Ship Owner
Ship Builder
Service 1669-1683
B028
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Foundered16.10.1690B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Keel116' 8"Imperial Feet35.3695 
Breadth34' 6"Imperial Feet10.4013 
Depth in Hold14' 2"Imperial Feet4.2799 
Burthen732Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB032
Length of Keel116' 0"Imperial Feet35.3568 
Breadth34' 6"Imperial Feet10.4013 
Depth in Hold14' 2"Imperial Feet4.2799 
Draught Aft16' 6"Imperial Feet4.9022 
Burthen732Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel116' 0"Imperial Feet35.3568 
Breadth34' 6"Imperial Feet10.4013 
Depth in Hold14' 2"Imperial Feet4.2799 
Draught Aft16' 6"Imperial Feet4.9022 
Burthen734 3894Tons BM 

Armament


1666Broadside Weight = 571 Imperial Pound ( 258.9485 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck22 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck6 British Culverin
Gun Deck36 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck2 British 3-Pounder

1677Broadside Weight = 432 Imperial Pound ( 195.9123 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck12 British Saker
Roundhouse2 British 3-Pounder

1685Broadside Weight = 438 Imperial Pound ( 198.6333 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Gun Deck26 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck2 British Saker
Gun Deck10 British Saker Cutts

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1660210 BWAS-1603
1666280 BWAS-1603
1.1.1678/79Home: 355 Abroad: 280 Peacetime: 218ADM 8/1/90ADM8-DB
1689Home: 355 Abroad: 280 Peacetime: 215 B032

16 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1654Captain
Jeremy SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1653-1668
BWAS-1603
1654 - 1655Rear-Admiral
George DakinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1648-1660
BWAS-1603
1655 - 1656Admiral
William GoodsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Ship Owner
Service 1650-1659
BWAS-1603
1657 - 1659Captain
Robert SandersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1650-1667
BWAS-1603
1659 - 1660Captain
John HarmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1646-1673
BWAS-1603
14.6.1664 - 27.3.1665Captain
Bernard GilpinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1658-1665
B051
27.5.1665 - 26.5.1666Captain
Henry TerneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1660-1666
B051
27.5.1666 - 7.6.1666Rear-Admiral
Sir Edward SpraggBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1661-1672
B051
10.6.1666 - 9.4.1667Captain
Robert MohunBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1660-1667
B051
10.4.1667 - 14.12.1667Captain
James StoreyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1678
BWAS-1603
11.7.1671 - 1671Captain
Sir John ChicheleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1662-1674
B051
25.5.1672 - 9.6.1672Captain
Arthur HerbertBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1666-1690
BWAS-1603
13.6.1672 - 29.7.1674Captain
Richard TrevanionBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1688
B051
7.1.1677/78 - 21.8.1679Captain
Sir John BerryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1689
TRN2
15.9.1687 - 1689Captain
Stephen AkermanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1689
B051
9.1690 - 16.10.1690Commander
Robert WilmotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1695
BWAS-1603

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1664Lieutenant
John FreemanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1667
B051
1665 - 1667Lieutenant
James StoreyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1678
B051
1667Lieutenant
Robert TurnerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1667
B051
5.1672 - 7.1674Second Lieutenant
Thomas HopsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1708
ODNB

Service History


DateEventSource
1654Completed at a cost of £5350.10.0dBWAS-1603
1655Flagship in the West IndiesBWAS-1603
1658In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1659In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1659In the Mediterranean and then operations in the SoundBWAS-1603
5.1660Renamed DreadnoughtBWAS-1603
3.6.1665Battle of Lowestoft
1666Refitted as a 58 gun Third Rate
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
31.8.1673

Pay record starting 11.7.1671 for a period of 27 months, 3 weeks & 6 days for a value of £149,094(sic).0.0d.

ADM8-DB
28.9.1673

At the Buoy of The Nore Victualled for about seaven weekes but all fowle

ADM8-DB
1677Refitted as a 62/54 gun Third RateADM8-DB
1679Sailed to Tangier with a convoyBWAS-1603
16.10.1690Foundered off the North ForelandBWAS-1603


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1659-1659British Baltic Fleet 1659
Edward MontaguBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1656-1672
 
 

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