Little Victory

Nominal Guns28B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned5.10.1665B028
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham B028
Constructor Joseph LawrenceBWAS-1603
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeShip B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Expended as Fireship8.5.1671B028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel80' 0"Imperial Feet24.384 
Breadth24' 0"Imperial Feet7.3152 
Depth in Hold9' 6"Imperial Feet2.8956 
Draught Aft10' 0"Imperial Feet3.048 
Burthen245 1094Tons BM 


1666Broadside Weight = 77 Imperial Pound ( 34.9199 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck6 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck16 British Saker
Gun Deck4 British Minions

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
166690 BWAS-1603
167135As a fireshipBWAS-1603

2 Ship Commanders

5.10.1665 - 19.12.1667Captain Thomas BlackmanB05120.4.1668 - 8.5.1671Captain Leonard Harris (d.1680)BWAS-1603

1 Petty Officer

8.5.1671Master's Mate Henry WilliamsBWAS-1603

Service History

1665Completed at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £1592.10.0dBWAS-1603
19.2.1666/67In company with Pearl (22) fought an action to defend East coast colliersSPD-1666-7
14.12.1669In company with Newbury (52) fought an action off Cape Formentera against two Algerian vesselsSPD-1666-7
1671Refitted as a 8 gun Unrated Fireship
8.5.1671Battle of Bugia

Notes on Ship

Building materialsBWAS-1603
The Little Victory was built out of materiel left over from the rebuilding of the Victory>


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