Nominal Guns14B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorState Navy
PreviouslyBritish Sixth Rate ship 'Katherine' (1647) (14)
CategorySixth RateB028
Ship TypeShip B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Expended as Fireship11.8.1673BWAS-1603


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB028
Burthen100Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel59' 0"Imperial Feet17.9832 
Breadth18' 0"Imperial Feet5.4864 
Depth in Hold7' 1"Imperial Feet2.159 
Burthen101 6494Tons BM 

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
165230 BWAS-1603
1.165230 B117
166050 BWAS-1603
166660 BWAS-1603

15 Ship Commanders

1648 - 8.1648Captain John SherwinBWAS-16031650Captain John Vesey (d.1653)BWAS-16031651 - 1653Captain Robert VesseyBWAS-16031653 - 1656Captain John Parker (d.1666)BWAS-16031656 - 1657Captain Benjamin GunstonBWAS-16031657 - 1658Captain John SmithBWAS-16031659 - 6.1660Captain Benjamin FirmaseBWAS-16036.1660 - 1660Captain Robert Holmes (1622-1692)BWAS-16031.7.1661 - 25.9.1663Captain Phineas Pett (d.1665)B05115.3.1664/65 - 23.11.1666Captain William PeachB0515.3.1666/67 - 19.11.1667Captain Thomas LangleyBWAS-16031668 - 1669Captain John Robinson (d.1690)B05125.4.1668 - 11.1.1668/69Captain John ShelleyBWAS-160312.5.1671 - 5.1.1671/72Captain John Dawson (d.1675)BWAS-16035.3.1671/72 - 11.8.1673Captain Peter Bonamy (d.1673)B051

1 Warrant Officer

3.4.1649 - 1649Purser William CrispinSPD-1649

Service History

1647Purchased at Unknown at a cost of £75.1.2dBWAS-1603
29.4.1647Ordered fitted for service at BristolBWAS-1603
1648Joined the RoyalistsBWAS-1603
1650Irish coast and Irish SeaBWAS-1603
6.1666Guard ship in the MedwayBWAS-1603
6.1666Stationed in the DownsBWAS-1603
1668Converted to a FireshipBWAS-1603
11.8.1673Battle of Texel


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1659-1659British Baltic Fleet 1659 Edward Montagu (d.1672) 

Notes on Ship

Joint CommandBWAS-1603
Phineus Pett commanded the Bramble at the same time as the Truelove


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