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HBMS Foresight (1650)

Page history last edited by Cy 13 years ago

Foresight, 34 Guns


Details
Nationality British
Ordered 1649/12/24 B164
Launched 1650/00/00 B028
Shipyard Deptford DY B028
Master Shipbuilder Jonas Shish B028
Rate Fourth Rate
Type Ship
Out Service 1698/07/04 B028
Fate Wrecked B028

Dimensions
B028   Type Metric
Length of Gundeck 121' Imperial Feet 36.88
Breadth 32 Imperial Feet 0
Burthen 524 Tons BM
B022   Type Metric
Length of Gundeck 121' 2" Imperial Feet 36.93
Length of Keel 102' 0" Imperial Feet 31.09
Breadth 31' 1" Imperial Feet 9.47
Depth in Hold 15' 5" Imperial Feet 4.7
Burthen 52519/94 Tons BM
B164   Type Metric
Length of Gundeck 121' 0" Imperial Feet 36.88
Length of Keel 101' 6" Imperial Feet 30.94
Breadth 30' 10" Imperial Feet 9.4
Depth in Hold 15' 5" Imperial Feet 4.7
Burthen 51326/94 Tons BM

Armament
1666 B022 Broadside Weight = 299
Lower Gun Deck 22 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck 20 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck 4 British Saker
1677 B022 Broadside Weight = 304
Lower Gun Deck 22 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck 20 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck 6 British Saker
1685 B022 Broadside Weight = 319
Lower Gun Deck 22 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck 22 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck 8 British Saker
1685 B164 Broadside Weight = 314
Lower Gun Deck 22 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck 22 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck 4 British Saker
Quarterdeck 4 British Minions

Crew Complement
Date Men Notes Source
1650 150 B164
1653 180 Establishment B022
1660 140 Establishment B022

Commanders
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1650 1653 Post Captain Samuel Howett B164
1653 1654 Post Captain Richard Stayner B164
1654 1660/05 Post Captain Peter Mootham B051
1661/10/01 1662/08/08 Post Captain Thomas Allen B164
1662/08/09 1663/09/25 Post Captain Packington Brookes B051
1664/11/02 1666/08/26 Post Captain Packington Brookes B164
1665 1666 Post Captain Richard Goodlad B051
1665/09/18 1666/07/25 Post Captain Hugh Seymour B164
1666 Unknown Post Captain Abraham Goodheart B051
1666/07/27 1666/11/06 Post Captain William Finch B051
1666/11/06 1668/01/31 Post Captain Richard Goodlad B164
1668/05/30 1668/07/06 Post Captain James Carteret B051
1669/05/17 1672/01/16 Post Captain John Hayward B029
1673 Unknown Post Captain Richard James B051
1673/02/04 1674/05/07 Post Captain Richard James B164
1674/09/08 1674/10/27 Post Captain John Ernle B164
1674/10/26 1676/07/04 Post Captain William Davies B051
1677/11/14 1678/10/16 Post Captain Francis Wilshaw B051
1680/01/11 1680/01/28 Post Captain Sir Robert Robinson B051
1680/01/27 1682/02/03 Post Captain Henry Killigrew B164
1682/11/22 1683/07/15 Post Captain David Trotter B164
1684/02/08 1684/06/15 Post Captain George Aylmer B051
1687/03/06 1687/07/12 Post Captain Lawrence Wright W014
1687/07 1688/08 Post Captain John Narborough B164
1689 1690 Post Captain Daniel Jones B164
1690 1691 Post Captain Basil Beaumont B164
1691 1691 Post Captain Thomas Gillam B164
1693 1694 Post Captain Isaac Townsend B164
1695 1696 Post Captain Hovenden Walker B164
1697 1698/07/04 Post Captain Charles Richards B164
Commissioned Officers
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1662 1662 Lieutenant William Hammond B051
1665 1666 Lieutenant John North B051
1668 1668 Lieutenant Thomas Page B051
1669 1669 Lieutenant John Fletcher B051
1674/07/27 1677/05/29 Lieutenant John George B051

Service Record
Date Notes Source
1650 The Squadron sailed for the Azures in search of Prince Rupert  
1650 Winter Guard - Downs and East Coast  
1650 Completed at Unknown at a cost of £3,393.0.0d ,at £6.10.0d per ton B164
1650/11/30 Sailed from Spithead as part William Penn's squadron in company with Swiftsure , Pelican , and Guinea  
1651/01 The squadron was joined by the Fairfax and some "frigates"  
1651/03/29 The squadron passed the straits into the Mediterranean  
1651/07/25 Arrived in Malta  
1651/09 The squadron was in the Straits  
1651/10 Near Gibraltar  
1652/03/18 Arrived in Falmouth  
1652/09/28 Present at the Battle of Kentish Knock  
1652/11/30 Present at the Battle of Dungeness  
1653/02/18 Present at the Battle of Portland  
1653/06/12 Present at the Battle of the Gabbard  
1653/07/31 Present at the Battle of Scheveningen  
1655/04/04 Present at the Battle of Porto Farina  
1657/04/18 Present at the Battle of Santa Cruz  
1660 Part of the fleet that escorted Charles II back to England  
1665/08/02 Present at the Battle of Bergen, 14 killed, 54 wounded  
1666/07/25 Present at St James Day Battle  
1666/09/18 Foresight was part of Thomas Allin's squadron which took prize the French vessel Rubis (60 guns)  
1673/05/28 Present at First Battle of Schooneveld  
1673/06/04 Present at Second Battle of Schooneveld  
1673/08/10 Present at the Battle of Texel  
1675 Sailed to Jamaica  
1678 In the Mediterranean  
1680 In the Mediterranean  
1682/04 Paid off  
1682/11/22 Recommissioned  
1684 In the Mediterranean  
1687/03 Commissioned for Jamaica  
1689/10/04 Present at the Action of 1689-10-04  
1693 Commissioned for Jamaica  
1694/07 Refitting  
1697 Sailed for Jamaica  
1698 Ordered home to be sold  
1698/07/04 Wrecked on the Jardine Rocks, south of Cuba B164

Fleets
Fleet Title Commander Date From Date To Source
Fleet for the Mediterranean General at Sea Robert Blake 1654/09/29 1657/08/00
British Baltic Fleet 1659 Lord Edward Montagu, Earl of of Sandwich 1659/00/00 1659/00/00

Actions & Battles
Date Source
1652/09/28 Battle of Kentish Knock
1652/11/30 Battle of Dungeness
1653/02/18 Battle of Portland
1653/06/12 Battle of the Gabbard
1653/07/31 Battle of Scheveningen
1655/04/04 Battle of Porto Farina
1657/04/18 Battle of Santa Cruz
1665/08/02 Battle of Bergen
1666/07/25 St James Day Battle
1673/05/28 First Battle of Schooneveld
1673/06/04 Second Battle of Schooneveld
1673/08/10 Battle of Texel
1689/10/04 Action of 1689-10-04

Notes on Ship
No Notes Entered

Sources
Id Link or Description Author
B164 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714 Rif Winfield
B028 Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume I J. J. Colledge
B022 The 50-Gun Ship Rif Winfield
B051 Biographia Navalis - Volume I John Charnock
B029 The Royal Navy Vol II William Laid Clowes
W014 Anglo-Dutch Wars BLOG James C Bender
B051 Biographia Navalis - Volume II John Charnock

Last Updated :2009/07/29 at 11:12:45 by Cy

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