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HBMS French Ruby (1666)

Page history last edited by Cy 15 years, 1 month ago

French Ruby, 66 Guns

Ruby


Details
Nationality British
Previously Rubis
Captured 1666/09/18 B029
Shipyard Captured B028
Rate Third Rate
Type Ship of the Line
Out Service 1685 B028
Fate Broken Up B028

Dimensions
B065   Type Metric
Length of Keel 112' 0" Imperial Feet 34.14
Breadth 37' 10" Imperial Feet 11.53
Depth in Hold 16' 6" Imperial Feet 5.03
Burthen 968 Tons BM
B164   Type Metric
Length of Gundeck 139' 7" Imperial Feet 42.55
Length of Keel 112' 0" Imperial Feet 34.14
Breadth 38' 2" Imperial Feet 11.63
Depth in Hold 16' 6" Imperial Feet 5.03
Draught Aft 18' 6" Imperial Feet 5.64
Burthen 86777/94 Tons BM

Armament
1666 B065
Gun Deck 80 All Guns
1666 B028 Broadside Weight = 680
Gun Deck 66 All Guns
1677 B164 Broadside Weight = 661
Lower Gun Deck 24 British Demi-Cannon
Middle Gun Deck 24 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck 24 British Saker
Quarterdeck 8 British Saker Cutts
1685 B164 Broadside Weight = 62
Lower Gun Deck 22 British Demi-Cannon
Middle Gun Deck 20 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck 20 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck 8 British Demi-Culverin Drake
Forecastle 2 British Minions

Crew Complement
Date Men Notes Source
1666 460 B164
1686/01 20 as a hulk B164

Commanders
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1666/09/19 1667/04/03 Post Captain Harry Young B051
1668/03/20 1668/07/08 Post Captain John Hart B164
1670 1670 Post Captain John Hart B051
1672/02/23 1672/10/15 Post Captain Thomas Room Coyle B164
1673/02/11 1674/11/28 Post Captain Thomas Room Coyle B051
1678/04/01 1778/08/26 Post Captain William Jennings B051
Commissioned Officers
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1678 Unknown Lieutenant John Heath B051

Service Record
Date Notes Source
1669/09/18 Taken by Adventure, Foresight, Monck and Royal James B164
1672 Reclassified as a Second Rate B164
1672/05/28 Present at the Battle of Solebay  
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  
1674/09 Guard ship at Sheerness B164
1678 In the Channel B164
1682 Hulked B065
1686/01/12 Hulked B164

Fleets
Fleet Title Commander Date From Date To Source
No Fleets Listed

Actions & Battles
Date Source
1672/05/28 Battle of Solebay
1673/05/28 First Battle of Schooneveld
1673/06/04 Second Battle of Schooneveld
1673/08/10 Battle of Texel

Notes on Ship
Second rate? The Ship of the Line Vol I
Lavery lists the ships as a Second Rate 80 gunner

Sources
Id Link or Description Author
B029 The Royal Navy Vol II William Laid Clowes
B028 Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume I J. J. Colledge
B065 The Ship of the Line Vol I Brian Lavery
B164 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714 Rif Winfield
B051 Biographia Navalis - Volume I John Charnock

Last Updated :2009/06/10 at 14:44:01 by Cy

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