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HBMS Newbury (1654)

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Newbury, 52 Guns

Nationality British
Ordered 1652/12/00 B164
Launched 1654/06/30 B164
Shipyard Limehouse B028
Constructor Mathew Graves B028
Rate Third Rate
Type Ship of the Line
Out Service 1678/09/19 B164
Fate Condemned B065

B065   Type Metric
Length of Keel 117' 6" Imperial Feet 35.81
Breadth 35' 0" Imperial Feet 10.67
Depth in Hold 14' 5" Imperial Feet 4.39
Burthen 766 Tons BM
B164   Type Metric
Length of Keel 117' 6" Imperial Feet 35.81
Breadth 35' 0" Imperial Feet 10.67
Depth in Hold 14' 5" Imperial Feet 4.39
Draught Aft 18' 0" Imperial Feet 5.49
Burthen 76559/94 Tons BM

1666 B164 Broadside Weight = 556
Gun Deck 22 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck 4 British Culverin
Gun Deck 30 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck 10 British Saker
Gun Deck 2 British 3-Pounder
Gun Deck 1 British Minions
1677 B065
Gun Deck 62 All Guns

Crew Complement
Date Men Notes Source
1660 220 B164
1666 300 B164

Flag Officers
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1665/02/06 1665/06/19 Admiral of the Fleet Lord Edward Montagu, Earl of of Sandwich B164
1665/03 1665/08 Vice-Admiral of the White Thomas Teddeman B164
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1656 1660 Post Captain Robert Blake B164
1664/05/30 1665/03/10 Post Captain Thomas Teddeman B164
1665/02/06 1665/02/22 Second Captain Robert Fairer B164
1665/02/06 1665/02/22 Post Captain Charles Herbert B051
1665/03/14 1665/06/14 Post Captain Robert Holmes B164
1665/06/14 1665/09/09 Post Captain Arthur Langhorne B051
1665/09/13 1665/10/21 Post Captain John Hart B051
1665/10/25 1666/01/14 Post Captain John Harman B164
1665/12/07 1667/10/31 Post Captain Thomas Elliott B051
1667/12/28 1668/09/21 Vice-Admiral of the Blue Sir Edward Spragg B164
1669/04/29 1682/01/05 Vice-Admiral Sir Edward Spragg B164
1672/01/06 1672/06/05 Post Captain John Hart B164
1672/06/05 1673/07/03 Post Captain John Ernle B164
Commissioned Officers
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1664 1664 Lieutenant Thomas Darcy B051
1665 1666 Lieutenant Robert Stout B051
1665 1665 Lieutenant Abraham Holditch B051
1669 1670 First Lieutenant Edward Cotterell B051
1671/05 Aboard First Lieutenant Dominick Nugent B029
1672 1672 Lieutenant Robert Hooper B051

Service Record
Date Notes Source
1654/06/30 Completed at Limehouse at a cost of £5,408.10.10d ,at £7.5.0d per ton B164
1657/04/18 Present at the Battle of Santa Cruz  
1660/05 Renamed Revenge  
1665/06/03 Present at the Battle of Lowestoft  
1665/08/02 Present at the Battle of Bergen  
1666 Re-classified as a Third Rate of 58 guns  
1666/06/01 Present at Four Days Battle  
1666/07/25 Present at St James Day Battle  

Cruising off Formentera in company with the Little Victory fireship, 12, Captain Leonard Harris's , when, on the 14th, she sighted three sail, two Algerine men-of-war and their prize. The Revenge was disguised in hopes that the enemy would allow her to come up with them; but in vain.

The pirates saw through his device, and the Revenge was a heavy sailer. For three days the chase continued. During that period Spragge transferred a hundred of his men and some extra ammunition to the Little Victory, which, by means of her sweeps, at length overhauled one of the pirates, a ship of twenty-eight guns, and then so impeded her that the Revenge was ultimately able to prevent her escape. The enemy ran herself ashore; but was boarded, and got off undamaged. The other ships, having previously parted company, were no more seen.

1671/05/08 Present at the Battle of Bugia  
1673 Order to be rebuilt B164
1673/05/28 Present at First Battle of Schooneveld  
1673/06/04 Present at Second Battle of Schooneveld  
1678/09/19 Ordered to be 'laid on shore and disposed of' B164

Fleet Title Commander Date From Date To Source
British Baltic Fleet 1659 Lord Edward Montagu, Earl of of Sandwich 1659/00/00 1659/00/00

Actions & Battles
Date Source
1657/04/18 Battle of Santa Cruz
1665/06/03 Battle of Lowestoft
1665/08/02 Battle of Bergen
1666/06/01 Four Days Battle
1666/07/25 St James Day Battle
1671/05/08 Battle of Bugia
1673/05/28 First Battle of Schooneveld
1673/06/04 Second Battle of Schooneveld

Notes on Ship
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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
B065 The Ship of the Line Vol I Brian Lavery
B051 Biographia Navalis - Volume I John Charnock
B029 The Royal Navy Vol II William Laid Clowes

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