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HBMS Portsmouth (1649)

Page history last edited by Cy 10 years, 7 months ago

Portsmouth, 34 Guns


Details
Nationality British
Ordered 1649/04/00 B164
Laid Down 1649/06/00 B164
Launched 1649/00/00 B028
Shipyard Portsmouth DY B028
Master Shipbuilder Thomas Eastwood B164
Rate Fourth Rate
Type Ship
Out Service 1689/08/09 B164
Fate Captured B028

Dimensions
B164   Type Metric
Length of Keel 99' 0" Imperial Feet 30.18
Breadth 28' 4" Imperial Feet 8.64
Depth in Hold 12' 8" Imperial Feet 3.86
Burthen 42269/94 Tons BM

Armament
1666 B164 Broadside Weight = 315
Gun Deck 23 British Culverin
Gun Deck 22 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck 6 British 3-Pounder
1677 B164 Broadside Weight = 269
Lower Gun Deck 22 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck 20 British 6-Pound Saker
Quarterdeck 4 British Saker
1685 B022 Broadside Weight = 274
Lower Gun Deck 22 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck 20 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck 6 British Saker Cutts

Crew Complement
Date Men Notes Source
1649 150 B164
1653 170 B164
1660 130 B164
1666 160 B164

Commanders
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1650 1653 Post Captain William Brandley B164
1653 1653/10 Post Captain Robert Durnford B164
1653/10/15 1654 Post Captain Joseph Cubitt B051
1654 1655 Post Captain John Bourne B164
1655 1655 Post Captain Anthony Young B164
1655 1660 Post Captain Robert Sansom B164
1663/12/17 1665/03/28 Post Captain Henry Terne B051
1665/03/29 1666/06/08 Post Captain Robert Mohun B164
1666/06/09 1668/01/21 Post Captain Thomas Guy B164
1668 1668 Post Captain William Basse B164
1669/04/23 1671/11/14 Post Captain William Coleman B051
1672/05/18 1674/04/16 Post Captain James Page B164
1675/04/23 1678/11/16 Post Captain James Storey B051
1688/08/30 1689/08/09 Post Captain George St Loe B164
Commissioned Officers
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1663 1663 Lieutenant Gerard White B051
1672 1674/07/27 Lieutenant John George B051

Service Record
Date Notes Source
1650 Completed at Portsmouth DY at a cost of £3,587.0.0d B164
1651 With Robert Blake's squadron in the Irish Sea B164
1652/05/29 Present at the Battle of Dover  
1652/09/28 Present at the Battle of Kentish Knock  
1653/06/12 Present at the Battle of the Gabbard  
1653/07/31 Present at the Battle of Scheveningen  
1659 Operations in the Sound B164
1660 Off the North coast B164
1664 In the Mediterranean B164
1665/06/03 Present at the Battle of Lowestoft  
1666/06/01 Present at Four Days Battle  
1666/07/25 Present at St James Day Battle  
1670 In the Mediterranean B164
1671/05/08 Present at the Battle of Bugia  
1673/08/10 Present at the Battle of Texel  
1675/04/23 Commissioned for the Mediterranean B164
1689/05/01 Present at the Battle of Bantry Bay  
1689/08/09 Taken and destroyed by Marquis in the Channel B164

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

Actions & Battles
Date Source
1652/05/29 Battle of Dover
1652/09/28 Battle of Kentish Knock
1653/06/12 Battle of the Gabbard
1653/07/31 Battle of Scheveningen
1665/06/03 Battle of Lowestoft
1666/06/01 Four Days Battle
1666/07/25 St James Day Battle
1671/05/08 Battle of Bugia
1673/08/10 Battle of Texel
1689/05/01 Battle of Bantry Bay

Notes on Ship
Building costs The 50-Gun Ship
The cost of building the Portsmouth was
For the Hull, masts & spars �3,587-0-0 �8-10-0 per ton
Cordage �322-17-0 �45 per ton
Cables �495-0-0 �45 per ton
Anchors �106-4-0 43s per ton
Blocks, Tops & Pumps 79-0-0
Sails 271-0-2 17d per square yard
Total Cost �4,951-3-10
Later Dimensions The 50-Gun Ship
Later Dimensions are given as
Length of Keel 100' 0"
Breadth 29' 6"
Depth in Hold 12' 8"
Draught 16' 0"
Burthen 463

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
B051 Biographia Navalis - Volume II John Charnock

Last Updated :2009/07/28 at 17:08:05 by Cy

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