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HBMS Rainbow (1617)

Page history last edited by Cy 10 years, 2 months ago

Rainbow, 64 Guns


Details
Nationality British
Previously Rainbow
Launched 1617/00/00 B065
Shipyard Deptford B065
Constructor William Bright B065
Rate Second Rate
Type Great Ship
Out Service 1680 B065
Fate Sunk as Breakwater B065

Dimensions
B065   Type Metric
Length of Keel 102' 0" Imperial Feet 31.09
Breadth 35' 0" Imperial Feet 10.67
Depth in Hold 14' 0" Imperial Feet 4.27
Burthen 650 Tons BM
B028   Type Metric
Burthen 584 Tons BM
B164   Type Metric
Length of Keel 114' 0" Imperial Feet 34.75
Breadth 37' 10" Imperial Feet 11.53
Depth in Hold 15' 0" Imperial Feet 4.57
Burthen 868 Tons BM

Armament
1625 B065 Broadside Weight = 249
Gun Deck 2 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck 2 British Cannon-Perrier
Gun Deck 14 British Culverin
Gun Deck 12 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck 4 British Saker
Gun Deck 2 British Falcon
Gun Deck 4 British Fowler
1632 B065
Gun Deck 40 All Guns
1652/03 B164
Gun Deck 54 All Guns
1653 B164
Gun Deck 58 All Guns
1660 B065
Gun Deck 56 All Guns
1666 B164 Broadside Weight = 460
Gun Deck 18 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck 4 British Culverin
Gun Deck 24 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck 10 British Saker
1677 B164 Broadside Weight = 514
Lower Gun Deck 22 British Demi-Cannon
Middle Gun Deck 24 British Demi-Culverin
Upper Gun Deck 14 British Saker
Quarterdeck 6 British Saker

Crew Complement
Date Men Notes Source
1625 250 150 Mariners, 30 Gunners and 70 soldiers B065
1652/03 260 B164
1653 300 B164
1660 280 B164
1680 410 Establishment for war abroad B164
1680 335 Establishment for war at home B164
1680 270 Establishment for peace B164

Flag Officers
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1646/02 1646 Vice-Admiral Thomas Trenchfield W015
1653 1653/03 Vice-Admiral of the White James Peacock W014
Commanders
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1620 1620 Captain Thomas Button B164
1623 1623 Captain Henry Palmer B164
1625 1625 Captain John Chidley B164
1627 1627 Captain John Weddell B164
1635 1635 Captain John Povey B164
1637 1637 Captain Walter Stewart B164
1637 1637 Captain John Povey B164
1639 1639 Admiral Sir John Pennington B164
1640 1640 Captain David Murray B164
1642 1642 Captain John Mennes B164
1642 1643 Captain William Batten B164
1642 1642 Captain Richard Blythe B164
1643 Unknown Captain Peter Andrews B164
1643 1643 Captain Peter Andrews W014
1647 Unknown Captain Bryan Harrison B164
1650 1650 Captain Leonard Lidcott B164
1650 1650 Captain Thomas Harrison B164
1651 1652 Admiral Sir George Ayscue W014
1653/04 1653/09 Rear-Admiral of the Blue William Goodson W014
1653/09 Unknown Captain Peter Strong B164
1656 1657 Captain John Stokes W014
1657 1659 Captain Eustace Smith B164
1659 1659 Captain Anthony Young B164
1663 Unknown Captain Mark Harrison B051
1663/04/04 1663/09/22 Captain Thomas Allen B164
1665 1666 Captain Sir Roger Strickland B051
1665/01/06 1665/10/20 Captain Willoughby Hannam B051
1665/10/21 1666/11/30 Captain John Hart B164
1671/09/25 1672/01/03 Captain Sir John Ashby B164
1672 1672 Captain Willoughby Hannam B029
1672/01/24 1672/10/03 Captain James Storey B164
1673/03/01 1673/10/10 Captain Mark Harrison B051
1678/04/20 1678/08/30 Captain Anthony Young B164
1678/11/30 1680/03/31 Captain Leonard Harris B164
Commissioned Officers
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1663 1663 Lieutenant Henry Hide W014
1664 1665 Lieutenant John Earle B051
1665 1667 Lieutenant William Copow W014
1665 1668 Lieutenant Rowland Stepney W014

Service Record
Date Notes Source
1628/11/05 Started a major "repair" which changed her dimensions B164
1629/03 Re-launched B164
1651 In barbadoes as flagship of a squadron operating against the Royalists and Dutch  
1651 In barbadoes as flagship of a squadron operating against the Royalists and Dutch B029
1652/08/16 Present at the Battle of Plymouth  
1653/02/18 Present at the Battle of Portland  
1653/06/02 Present at the Battle of the Gabbard  
1653/07/31 Present at the Battle of Scheveningen  
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  
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  
1678 Guardship in the Medway B164
1680/03/20 Sunk as a breakwater at Sheerness B164

Fleets
Fleet Title Commander Date From Date To Source
Summer Guard of 1642 Sir John Pennington 1642/00/00 1642/00/00
Fleet sent to Barbados Sir George Ayscue 1651/00/00 1652/00/00
British Baltic Fleet 1659 Sir Edward Montagu 1659/00/00 1659/00/00

Actions & Battles
Date Source
1652/08/16 Battle of Plymouth
1653/02/18 Battle of Portland
1653/06/02 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
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
No Notes Entered

Sources
Id Link or Description Author
B065 The Ship of the Line Vol I Brian Lavery
B028 Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume I J. J. Colledge
B164 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714 Rif Winfield
W015 English Parliamentary Journals Various
W014 Anglo-Dutch Wars BLOG James C Bender
B051 Biographia Navalis - Volume I John Charnock
B029 The Royal Navy Vol II William Laid Clowes

Last Updated :2009/11/16 at 22:47:04 by Cy

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