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HBMC Truelove (1647)

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Truelove, 14 Guns

Nationality British
Previously Katherine
Captured 1647/00/00 B028
Shipyard Captured B028
Rate Sixth Rate
Type Ship
Out Service 1673/08/11 B164
Fate Expended as Fireship B164

B028   Type Metric
Burthen 100 Tons BM
B164   Type Metric
Length of Keel 59' 0" Imperial Feet 17.98
Breadth 18' 0" Imperial Feet 5.49
Depth in Hold 7' 1" Imperial Feet 2.16
Burthen 10164/94 Tons BM

1652 B164
Gun Deck 14 All Guns
1653 B164
Gun Deck 12 All Guns
1666 B164
Gun Deck 12 All Guns

Crew Complement
Date Men Notes Source
1652 30 B164
1660 50 B164
1666 60 B164

Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1648 1648/08 Post Captain John Sherwin B164
1650 1650 Post Captain John Vesey B164
1651 1653 Post Captain Robert Vessey B164
1653 1656 Post Captain John Parker B164
1656 1657 Post Captain Benjamin Gunston B164
1657 1658 Post Captain John Smith B164
1659 1660/06 Post Captain Benjamin Firmase B164
1660/06 Unknown Post Captain Robert Holmes B164
1661/07/01 1663/09/25 Post Captain Phineas Pett B051
1665/03/15 1666/11/23 Post Captain William Peach B051
1667/03/05 1667/11/19 Post Captain Thomas Langley B164
1668 1669 Post Captain John Robinson B051
1668/04/25 1669/01/11 Post Captain John Shelley B164
1671/05/12 1672/01/05 Post Captain John Dawson B164
1672/03/05 1673/08/11 Post Captain Peter Bonamy B051

Service Record
Date Notes Source
1647 Purchased at Unknown at a cost of £75.1.1d B164
1647/04/29 Ordered fitted for service at Bristol B164
1648 Joined the Royalists B164
1648/11 Surrendered B164
1650 Irish coast and Irish Sea B164
1666/06 Guard ship in the Medway B164
1666/06 Stationed in the Downs B164
1668 Converted to a Fireship B164
1673/08/10 Present at the Battle of Texel  

Fleet Title Commander Date From Date To Source
British Baltic Fleet 1659 Lord Edward Montagu 1659/00/00 1659/00/00

Actions & Battles
Date Source
1673/08/10 Battle of Texel

Notes on Ship
Joint Command British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714
Phineus Pett commanded the Bramble at the same time as the Truelove

Id Link or Description Author
B028 Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume I J. J. Colledge
B164 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714 Rif Winfield
B051 Biographia Navalis - Volume I John Charnock

Last Updated :2009/06/28 at 21:04:10 by Cy

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