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HBMS Torrington (1654)

Page history last edited by Cy 10 years, 5 months ago

Torrington, 52 Guns


Details
Nationality British
Ordered 1652/12/00 B028
Launched 1654/00/00 B028
Shipyard Blackwall B028
Constructor Henry Johnson B028
Rate Third Rate
Type Ship of the Line
Out Service 1690/18/16 B028
Fate Foundered B028

Dimensions
B065   Type Metric
Length of Keel 116' 8" Imperial Feet 35.56
Breadth 34' 6" Imperial Feet 10.52
Depth in Hold 14' 2" Imperial Feet 4.32
Burthen 732 Tons BM
B032   Type Metric
Length of Keel 116' 0" Imperial Feet 35.36
Breadth 34' 6" Imperial Feet 10.52
Depth in Hold 14' 2" Imperial Feet 4.32
Draught Aft 16' 6" Imperial Feet 5.03
Burthen 732 Tons BM
B164   Type Metric
Length of Keel 116' 0" Imperial Feet 35.36
Breadth 34' 6" Imperial Feet 10.52
Depth in Hold 14' 2" Imperial Feet 4.32
Draught Aft 16' 6" Imperial Feet 5.03
Burthen 73438/94 Tons BM

Armament
1666 B164 Broadside Weight = 571
Gun Deck 22 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck 6 British Culverin
Gun Deck 36 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck 2 British 3-Pounder
1677 B164 Broadside Weight = 432
Lower Gun Deck 24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck 24 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck 12 British Saker
Roundhouse 2 British 3-Pounder
1685 B164 Broadside Weight = 439
Gun Deck 24 British 24-Pounder
Gun Deck 26 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck 2 British Saker
Gun Deck 10 British Saker Cutts

Crew Complement
Date Men Notes Source
1660 210 B164
1666 280 B164
1689 280 Establishment for war at home B032
1689 355 Establishment for war abroad B032
1689 215 Establishment for peace B032

Commanders
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1654 1654 Post Captain Jeremy Smith B164
1654 1655 Rear-Admiral George Dakins B164
1655 1656 Admiral William Goodson B164
1657 1659 Post Captain Robert Sanders B164
1659 1660 Post Captain John Harman B164
1664/06/14 1665/03/27 Post Captain Bernard Gilpin B051
1665/05/27 1666/05/26 Post Captain Henry Terne B051
1666/05/27 1666/06/07 Rear-Admiral Sir Edward Spragg B051
1666/06/10 1667/04/09 Post Captain Robert Mohun B051
1667/04/10 1667/12/14 Post Captain James Storey B164
1671/07/11 Unknown Post Captain Sir John Chicheley B051
1672/05/25 1672/06/09 Post Captain Arthur Herbert B164
1672/06/13 1674/07/29 Post Captain Richard Trevanion B051
1678/01/07 1679/08/21 Post Captain John Berry B029
1687/09/15 1689 Post Captain Stephen Akerman B051
1690/08/19 1690/10/16 Commander Robart Wilmot B164
Commissioned Officers
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1664 Unknown Lieutenant John Freeman B051
1665 1667 Lieutenant James Storey B051
1667 Unknown Lieutenant Robert Turner B051

Service Record
Date Notes Source
1654 Completed at Blackwall at a cost of £5,350.10.10d ,at £7.5.0d per ton B164
1655 Flagship in the West Indies B164
1658 In the Mediterranean B164
1659 In the Mediterranean B164
1659 In the Mediterranean and then operations in the Sound B164
1660/05 Renamed Dreadnought B164
1665/06/03 Present at the Battle of Lowestoft  
1666 Re-classified as a Third Rate of 58 guns  
1666/06/01 Present at Four Days Battle, 6 killed, 30 wounded  
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  
1677 Re-classified as a Third Rate of 62 guns  
1679 Sailed to Tangier with a convoy B164
1690/10/16 Foundered off the North Foreland B164

Fleets
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
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
B028 Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume I J. J. Colledge
B065 The Ship of the Line Vol I Brian Lavery
B032 The Fighting Ship in the Royal Navy 897-1984 E. H. H. Archibald
B164 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714 Rif Winfield
B051 Biographia Navalis - Volume I John Charnock
B029 The Royal Navy Vol II William Laid Clowes

Last Updated :2009/08/29 at 10:12:22 by Cy

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