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HBMS President (1650)

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President, 42 Guns


Nationality British
Launched 1650/00/00 B028
Shipyard Deptford B028
Designer Peter Pett B028
Constructor Peter Pett B028
Rate Fourth Rate  
Type Ship  
Out Service 1666 B028
Fate Broken Up to Rebuild B028
Becomes Bonaventure


B028   Type Metric
Length of Gundeck 124' 0" Imperial Feet 37.8
Breadth 30' 0" Imperial Feet 9.14
Burthen 462 Tons BM  
    Type Metric
Length of Keel 100' 0" Imperial Feet 30.48
Breadth 29' 6" Imperial Feet 8.99
Depth in Hold 14' 9" Imperial Feet 4.5
Burthen 462 Tons BM  


1651/10 W015
Gun Deck 36 All Guns
Gun Deck 34 All Guns


Date Men Notes Source
1651/10 180 Establishment W015
1652/03/01 150    


Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1651 1652/08 Post Captain Anthony Young W015
1652/08 Unknown Post Captain William Graves W014
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1653/01/23 Unknown Lieutenant William Whitehorne W014


Service Record
Date Notes Source
1652/08 Sent by Robert Blake to reinforce Sir George Ayscue in company with Convertine , Dragon , Convert , Sampson , and Golden Dove  
1652/09/25 Vice-Admiral William Penn sent Capt. Howett in the Foresight , and Capt. Graves in the President, frigates, to ply to windward, to discover the Dutch and bring intelligence  
1652/12 Sent a ship of Lubeck into Plymouth  
1652/12/08 In Portsmouth  
1652/12/27 Entered Porstmouth harbour, having been in commission for 13 months  
1653/01/13 A request for a new purser, the incumbant having died, and a new steward, the old one being undeserving was made to the admiralty Commitee  
1653/03/03 At the Battle of Portland took a Dutch man-of-war of about 500 tons and 30 guns and carried her into Portsmouth  
1653/06/18 In Harwich to be careened  
1653/07/02 Left Harwich in company with the Kentish  
1653/07/03 The President lost her bowsprit and foremast and put into the Thames  
1660 Renamed Bonaventure B028


Fleet Title Commander Date From Date To Source
No Fleets Listed


Actions & Battles
Date Source
1652/05/22 Action of 1652-05-22  
1652/05/29 Battle of Dover  
1652/10/08 Battle of Kentish Knock  
1653/02/28 Battle of Portland  
1653/06/12 Battle of the Gabbard  


Notes on Ship
No Notes Entered


Id Link or Description Author
B028 Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume I J. J. Colledge
001 The Fighting Ship in the Royal Navy 897-1984 E. H. H. Archibald
W015 English Parliamentary Journals Various
W014 Anglo-Dutch Wars BLOG James C Bender

Last Updated :2008/12/31 at 11:29:10 by Cy

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