Royal Katherine

Nominal Guns84B065
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich B065
ConstructorChristopher Pett (1620-1667/68)B065
CategorySecond RateB065
Ship TypeShip of the Line B065
Sailing RigShip RiggedB065
Broken Up to Rebuild2.1699B065
BecomesBritish Second Rate ship of the line 'Royal Katherine' (1703) (96)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Keel121' 0"Imperial Feet36.8808 
Breadth40' 0"Imperial Feet12.192 
Depth in Hold17' 2"Imperial Feet5.1889 
Burthen1,108Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB028
Length of Gundeck153' 0"Imperial Feet46.6344 
Breadth40' 0"Imperial Feet12.192 
Burthen1.003Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck153' 1"Imperial Feet46.6349 
Length of Keel124' 0"Imperial Feet37.7952 
Breadth39' 8"Imperial Feet11.9098 
Depth in Hold17' 3"Imperial Feet5.1925 
Draught Aft20' 0"Imperial Feet6.096 
Burthen1,037 7594Tons BM 


1666Broadside Weight = 782 Imperial Pound ( 354.6371 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck10 British Cannon of 7
Lower Gun Deck12 British Demi-Cannon
Lower Gun Deck4 British Culverin
Middle Gun Deck26 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck22 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck4 British Saker

1677Broadside Weight = 744 Imperial Pound ( 337.4042 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck26 British Demi-Cannon
Middle Gun Deck26 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck24 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British Saker

1685Broadside Weight = 743.5 Imperial Pound ( 337.1781 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck26 British Demi-Cannon
Middle Gun Deck26 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck26 British Saker
Quarterdeck8 British Saker

1696Broadside Weight = 717 Imperial Pound ( 325.16 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck26 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck26 British Culverin
Gun Deck4 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck20 British Saker

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
4.1666450Establishment for war abroadBWAS-1603
4.1666360Establishment for war at homeBWAS-1603
4.1666280Establishment for peaceBWAS-1603

12 Commanding Officers

13.3.1664/65 - 1666Rear-AdmiralThomas Teddeman (1620-1668)B0511666 - 10.12.1666Vice-Admiral of the WhiteSir Thomas Teddeman (1620-1668)B05126.3.1668 - 23.9.1668Vice-AdmiralSir Jeremy Smith (d.1675)BWAS-160330.1.1671/72 - 28.5.1672CaptainSir John Chicheley (1641-1690/91)BWAS-16037.6.1672 - 16.10.1672CaptainLord John Sheffield (3rd Earl of Mulgrave) (1647-1720/21)BWAS-160312.2.1672/73 - 7.10.1673CaptainGeorge Legge (1647-1691)B0511.4.1678 - 28.8.1678CaptainThomas Wilshaw (d.1702)B0511690CaptainMathew Aylmer (1650-1720)B0518.1690 - 10.1690CaptainThomas Hopson (1643-1717)ODNB1691 - 1692CaptainWolfran Cornewall (d.1719)B0511692 - 18.1.1696/97CaptainJames Gother (d.1697)BWAS-160319.1.1696/97 - 22.1.1698/99CaptainPeter Pickard (d.1701/2) ADM 6/4/63BWAS-1603

11 Commissioned Officers

13.3.1664/65 - 1665LieutenantJohn DayBWAS-171413.3.1664/65 - 1667LieutenantGeorge CrowB05130.4.1687 - 1687First LieutenantRobert WilkinsonB05112.2.1694/95 - 5.6.1696Fifth LieutenantJohn Stephens (c.1664-1731) ADM 3/6/34ADM 6/313.2.1694/95 - 7.1695Fourth LieutenantRandal Brice ADM 6/3/36ADM 6/312.7.1695 - 23.9.1696Fourth LieutenantJohn Aston (c.1668-?) ADM 6/3/65ADM 6/32.6.1696 - 1696First LieutenantJames Richmond ADM 6/4/34
Commission confirmed 6.11.1696
ADM 6/4
6.6.1696 - 21.11.1697Fifth LieutenantEdmund Lechmore (d.1703/4) ADM 6/4/28ADM 6/424.9.1696 - 1697Fourth LieutenantJohn Stephens (c.1664-1731) ADM 6/4/30ADM 6/49.5.1697 - 1697Third LieutenantRoger Browne ADM 6/4/97ADM 6/45.10.1702 - 13.11.1702Fifth LieutenantGeorge Doyley (d.1707) ADM 6/7/54ADM 6/7

4 Petty Officers

12.6.1691 - 15.9.1691MidshipmanWilliam Jenuson (c.1657-?) ADM 107/1/9ADM 107/125.8.1691 - 30.12.1691MidshipmanThomas Hugbon (c.1673-?) ADM 107/1/71ADM 107/113.6.1692 - 30.10.1692MidshipmanRobert Hobbs ADM 107/1/23ADM 107/120.11.1693 - 6.10.1694MidshipmanHenry Doyley (c.1670-?) ADM 107/1/74ADM 107/1

2 Crewmen

2.3.1691/92 - 14.5.1692Captain's ClerkRobert Jenkinson (c.1667-?) ADM 107/1/27ADM 107/120.12.1694 - 27.4.1695Captain's ClerkJohn Sellers (c.1668-?) ADM 107/1/97ADM 107/1

Service History

10.1664Completed at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £14804.10.0dBWAS-1603
3.6.1665Battle of Lowestoft
1.6.1666Four Days Battle
25.7.1666St James Day Battle
9.6.1667Raid on the Medway
12.6.1667Sunk during the raid on the Medway to avoid capture, but later raised and refitted
28.5.1672Taken by the Dutch during the Battle of Solebay, her officers were removed as POWs before she was retakenBWAS-1603
28.5.1672Battle of Solebay
28.5.1673First Battle of Schooneveld
4.6.1673Second Battle of Schooneveld
11.8.1673Battle of Texel
1690Flagship of a fleet sent to escort the Smyrna convoy homeB051
30.6.1690Battle of Beachy Head
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur
2.1699Began breaking up to rebuild at PortsmouthBWAS-1603


B065The Ship of the Line Vol IBrian LaveryBook
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume IIJohn CharnockDigital Book
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume IJohn CharnockDigital Book
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/3ADM 6/3 Commission and Warrant Book 1694/5 Jan.-1696 25 May Archive
ADM 6/4ADM 6/4 Commission and Warrent Book 1696 25 May-1698 20 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/7ADM 6/7 Commission and Warrent Book 1702 28 Jan.-1703 6 July Archive
ADM 107/1ADM 107/1 1691-1703 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive

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