Nominal Guns32B028
NationalityCommonwealth of England
OperatorState Navy
PreviouslyDutch Fifth Rate ship 'Middelburg' (1638) (24)
First Commissioned1652
ShipyardAmsterdam - Holland W006
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Last known1657B028
BecomesVenetian hired 'Arma di Middelburgo' (1657) (30)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck120' 0"Amsterdam Feet33.972 (111′ 5″ Imperial)
Breadth28' 0"Amsterdam Feet7.9268 (26′ 0″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold10' 6"Amsterdam Feet2.9854 (9′ 9″ Imperial)

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1652120 BWAS-1603

4 Commanding Officers

7.1652 - 1653CaptainLeonard Harris (d.1680)BWAS-16031653CaptainEdward WitheridgeBWAS-16031653CaptainThomas WhitingTRN21653 - 1654CaptainWilliam GodfreyBWAS-1603

Service History

9.7.1652Brought into the DownsBWAS-1603
2.6.1653Battle of the Gabbard
31.7.1653Battle of Scheveningen


B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
W006Sailing WarshipsTeemuWeb Site
W014Anglo-Dutch Wars BLOGJames C BenderWeb Site
TRN2The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book

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