Royal Katherine

Royal Catherine
Nominal Guns84B065
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich B065
Constructor Christopher 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 Ship Commanders

13.3.1664/65 - 1666Rear-Admiral Thomas 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 - 7.10.1673Captain George Legge (1647-1691)B0511.4.1678 - 28.8.1678Captain Thomas Wilshaw (d.1702)B0517.5.1690 - 31.7.1690Captain Mathew Aylmer (1650-1720)B0515.8.1690 - 25.10.1690Captain Thomas Hopson (1643-1717)ODNB13.3.1690/91 - 14.10.1691Captain Wolfran Cornewall (d.1719)B0518.1.1691/92 - 11.9.1696Captain James Gother (d.1696) Discharged Dead ADM 106/418/112BWAS-160319.1.1696/97 - 6.12.1697Captain Peter Pickard (d.1701/2) ADM 6/4/63BWAS-1603

10 Commissioned Officers

13.3.1664/65 - 1665Lieutenant John DayBWAS-171413.3.1664/65 - 1667Lieutenant George CrowB05130.4.1687 - 1687First Lieutenant Robert WilkinsonB05112.2.1694/95 - 5.6.1696Fifth Lieutenant John Stephens (c.1664-1731) ADM 3/6/34ADM 6/313.2.1694/95 - 11.7.1695Acting Fourth Lieutenant Randal Brice Transfered ADM 6/3/36ADM 6/312.7.1695 - 23.9.1696Acting Fourth Lieutenant John Aston (c.1668-?) ADM 6/3/65ADM 6/32.6.1696 - 6.12.1697First Lieutenant James Richmond ADM 6/4/34
Confirmed 6.11.1696
ADM 6/4
6.6.1696 - 22.11.1697Fifth Lieutenant Edmund Lechmore (d.1703/4) Transfered ADM 6/4/28ADM 6/424.9.1696 - 6.12.1697Acting Fourth Lieutenant John Stephens (c.1664-1731) ADM 6/4/30ADM 6/49.5.1697 - 6.12.1697Third Lieutenant Roger Browne ADM 6/4/97ADM 6/4

5 Warrant Officers

1695 - 11.2.1694/95Boatswain Henry Chappell Transfered ADM 6/3/34ADM 6/34.3.1694/95 - 1695Cook William Hicks ADM 6/3/39ADM 6/31696Master Thomas BeckwidthADM 1/52561696Carpenter William HerbertADM 1/52561696 - 13.4.1696Boatswain Jacob Williams DismissedADM 1/5256

4 Petty Officers

12.6.1691 - 15.9.1691Midshipman William Jenuson (c.1657-?) ADM 107/1/9ADM 107/125.8.1691 - 30.12.1691Midshipman Thomas Hugbon (c.1673-?) ADM 107/1/71ADM 107/113.6.1692 - 30.10.1692Midshipman Robert Hobbs ADM 107/1/23ADM 107/120.11.1693 - 6.10.1694Midshipman Henry Doyley (c.1670-?) ADM 107/1/74ADM 107/1

2 Crewmen

2.3.1691/92 - 14.5.1692Captain's Clerk Robert Jenkinson (c.1667-?) Transfered ADM 107/1/27ADM 107/120.12.1694 - 27.4.1695Captain's Clerk John 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

Paid off

ADM 33
2.1699Began breaking up to rebuild at PortsmouthBWAS-1603


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