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Fifth Rates ships 1649-1700.(not including a warprizes) ("RB"= Rebuilt or great repair. "BU"= Broken Up)

Ships in 1649

Ship name

Dockyard

Year

Fate /Notice

Guns

Gun deck
(ft. )

Keel
(ft.)

Beam
(ft.)

Depth
(ft. )

Tons

Mary Rose

Deptford

1623

Wrecked in 1650.

26

?

83-0

26-9

?

241-
321

Warwick /
Old Warwick

?

1643
(bought)

Broken up in 1660.

22

?

80-0

23-9

?

186

President /
Little /
Old President

?

1646
(bought)

Sold in 1655.

20-26

?

?

?

?

220

Recovery

?

(1647)

A ship of flushing.
Sold in 1655.

20-26

?

?

?

?

300


 

Ship name

Dockyard

Year

Fate /Notice

Guns

Gun deck
(ft. )

Keel
(ft.)

Beam
(ft.)

Depth
(ft. )

Tons

Mermaid

Limehouse

1651

Fireship in 1668.
Reconverted, and rebuilt in 1689.

24-32

?

86-0

25-0

10-0

286

Nightingale

Horselydown

1651

Wrecked in 1672.

24-32

?

86-0

25-2

10-0

290

Pearl

Ratcliffe

1651

Fireship in 1688.
Reconverted in 1689.
Sunk for foundation at
Sheerness in 1697.

22-32

?

86-0

25-0

10-0

286

Primrose

Wapping

1651

Wrecked in 1656.

24-32

?

86-0

25-1

(10-0)

287

Colchster

Yarmouth  

1654 

Sunk in action in 1666. 

24-28 

83-0 

25-6 

11-0 

287 

Selby /
Eagle (1660)

Wapping  

1654 

Fireship in 1674.
Sunk for foundation at
Sheerness in 1694. 

22-32 

 ?

85-6 

25-8 

10-0 

299 

Grantham /
Guarland (1660)  

Southampton  

1654 

Fireship in 1688.
Reconverted in 1689.
Sold in 1698.

22-38 

 ?

80-0 

25-0 

10-0 

266 

Basing /
Guernsey (1660)

Walderswick  

1654 

Fireship in 1688.
Reconverted in 1689.
Broken up in 1693.

22-30 

 ?

80-0 

24-6 

10-0 

255 

Fagons /
Milford (1660)  

Wyvenhoe  

1654 

Burned by accident in 1673. 

22-28 

 ?

82-0 

24-6 

10-0 

262 

Islip

Bristol

1654

Wrecked in 1655.

22

?

?

?

?

?

Norwich  

Chatham  

1655 

Wrecked in 1682. 

24-30 

 ?

80-0 

25-0 

10-6 

265 

Pembroke  

Woolwich  

1655 

Sunk in collision 1667. 

22-34 

 ?

81-0 

25-0 

11-0 

269 

Dartmouth  

Portsmouth  

1655 

Fireship in 1688.
Reconverted in 1689.
Wrecked in 1690.

22-32 

 ?

80-0 

24-9 

10-0 

260 

Wakefield /
Richmond (1660) 

Portsmouth  

1656 

Fireship in 1688.
Reconverted in 1689.
Sold in 1698. 

22-28 

 ?

76-0 

24-0 

9-9 

233 

Oxford  

Deptford  

1656 

Given to govenor of Jamaica
in 1668.
Blown up in 1669. 

22-26 

 ?

72-0 

24-0 

10-0 

221 

Cheriton /
Speedwell (1660)  

Deptford  

1656 

Wrecked in 1678. 

20-28 

 ?

76-0 

24-0 

9-0 

233 

Forester  

Forest of
Dean 

1657 

Blown up by accident in 1672. 

30 

 ?

80-0 

25-0 

10-6 

266 

Bradford /
Success (1660) 

Chatham  

1658 

Wrecked in 1680. 

24-36 

 ?

85-0 

25-6 

10-0 

294 

Little Victory 

Chatham  

1665 

Fireship, and expended 1671. 

20-28 

 ?

75-0 

21-0 

10-0 

176 

Falcon  

Woolwich  

1666 

4th rate in 1668.
Taken by French in 1694. 

36-42 

 ?

88-0 

27-4 

12-0 

349 

Sweepstakes  

Yarmouth  

1666 

4th rate in 1668.
Sold in 1698. 

36-42 

 ?

87-0 

28-6 

11-0 

376 

Nonsuch  

Portsmouth  

1668 

4th rate in 1669.
Taken by French in 1695. 

36-42 

 ?

88-3 

27-8 

10-10 

359 

Phoenix  

Portsmouth  

1671 

4th rate in 1672.
Burned to avoid capture 1692. 

40-42 

 ?

89-0 

27-10 

11-2 

367 

Holmes  

?

1671
(bought) 

Fireship in 1677.
Sold in 1682. 

24 

 ?

80-0 

22-9 

12-9 

220 

Swan  

1673
(bought) 

Fireship in 1688.
Reconverted in 1689.
Wrecked in 1692. 

32 

 ?

74-0 

25-0 

10-0 

246 

Rose  

Yarmouth  

1674 

Fireship in 1689.
Sold in 1698. 

28 

 ?

75-0 

24-0 

10-0 

229 

Sapphire  

Harwich  

1675 

Burnt to prevent capture
by the French in 1696. 

32 

 ?

86-0 

27-0 

11-0 

333 

Experiment

Woolwich  

1689 

6th. Rate, and 20-guns in 1717.
BU in 1724. 

20-32 

 105-0

92-0 

27-6 

10-6 

370 

Mermaid  (RB)

Chatham  

1689 

BU in 1707. 

24-32 

 106

86-0 

27-4,75 

9-6 

343 

Milford  

Woolwich  

1689 

Taken by French in 1694. 

28-32 

105-2

88-5 

27-6 

10-0 

355 

Pembroke  

Deptford  

1690 

Taken by French in 1694. 

28-32 

105-6

96-6 

27-2,5 

10-2 

356 

Dolphin  

Chatham  

1690 

Begun building as a fireship.
Converted 5th.rate in 1691.
BU in 1709. 

24-28 

93-6 

82-0 

24-9,5 

9-8 

267 

Portsmouth  

Portsmouth  

1690 

Taken by French in 1696. 

28-32 

106-3 

89-0 

29-6 

10-0 

412 

Roebuck  

Snellgrove  

1690 

Begun building as a fireship.
Converted 5th.rate in 1694.
Foundered in 1701. 

26 

96-0 

84-5 

25-6 

9-9,75 

292 

Sheerness  

Sheerness   

1690 

6th. Rate, and 20-guns in 1717.
BU in 1730.  

20-32 

105-9 

89-3 

27-6 

10-0 

359 

Speedwell  

Rotherhithe  

1690 

Begun building as a fireship.
Converted 5th.rate in 1695.
BU in 1702. 

24-28 

94-0 

78-6 

24-11 

9-8 

259 

Adventure (RB)

Chatham

1692

Taken by French in 1709.

36-42

117-0

98-0

29-0

11-8,5

438

Charles Galley (RB) 

Woolwich  

1693 

Galley frigate.
BU in 1710. 

28-36 

130-4 

124-0 

28-10 

9-0 

548 

Shoreham/ Shoram 

Shoreham  

1694 

BU in 1719. 

28-32 

103-0  

85-7 

28-1,5 

10-8 

359 

Scarborough/ Scarboro 

Woolwich  

1694 

Taken by French in 1694. 

32-36 

104-10 

84-5 

28-10,5 

11-7 

374 

Lyme/ Lime 

Plymouth  

1694 

6th. Rate, and 24-guns in 1717.
BU in 1720.  

20-32 

109-0 

88-0 

28-8 

10-6 

384 

Sorlings  

Shoreham  

1694 

Taken by French in 1705. 

28-32 

102-8,5 

85-8 

28-2,5 

10-9 

362 

Terrible  

Shoreham  

1694 

Fireship, and 14-guns in 1701.
Reclassed as a 5th.rate in 1710.
Taken by Spanish in 1710. 

14-28 

92-3 

76-0 

25-0 

9-0 

253 

Winchelsea  

Redbridge  

1694 

Taken by French in 1706. 

28-36 

103-5 

85-4,5 

28-4 

10-7,25 

364 

Arundell  

Shoreham  

1695 

Sold in 1713. 

28-32 

108-7 

90-7 

28-0 

10-6 

378 

Hastings  

Shoreham  

1695 

Wrecked in 1697. 

28-32 

108-8 

90-9 

28-2,5 

10-7,5

383 

Milford  

Ipswich  

1695 

Taken by French in 1697. 

28-32 

107-10 

90-2,25 

28-4,5 

11-3 

385 

Scarborough ,
Garland/ Guardland (1712) 

Southampton  

1695 

Taken by French in 1710.
Retaken, and named in 1712.
Fireship in 1717.
BU in 1721. 

28-36 

108-0 

90-0 

28-7 

10-9 

391 

Fowey/ Fowy/ Fowye 

Shoreham  

1696 

Taken by French in 1704. 

28-32 

108-0 

89-5,5 

28-2 

10-6,5 

377 

Faversham/ Feversham

Shoreham

1696

Wrecked in 1711.

28-36

107-0

88-5,5

28-1,5

10-8

372

Gosport

Shoreham

1696

Captured by French in 1706.

28-32

107-9

89-10

28-1

11-0

376

Looe

Plymouth

1696

Wrecked in 1697.

28-32

110-0

93-0

28-0

11-0

384

Lynn

Shoreham

1696

Sold in 1713.

28-32

107-9,5

88-0

28-3

10-8,25

380

Poole

Cowes

1696

Fireship in 1719.
Breakwater in 1737.

28-32

108-6

90-1,5

28-2,5

10-7

381

Rye

Sheerness

1696

6th. Rate, and 20-guns in 1719.
Breakwater in 1727.

20-32

109-6,5

90-0

28-4

11-3

384

Southsea Castle 

Redbridge  

1696 

Wrecked in 1697. 

28-32 

106-6 

88-8 

28-1,5 

10-8,5 

373 

Bedford Gally

Holland,
New England

1697

Galley frigate.
Purchased just after completion
for the RN from a Mr Taylor.
BU in 1709.

28-34

103-3,5 

85-2 

28-8 

10-7,5 

372 

Looe  

Portsmouth  

1697 

Lost in scratchwell bay in 1705. 

28-36 

108-1 

89-8 

28-7 

11-1 

390 

Lowestoff/ Lastoff/
Lowestaffe/ Laystaffe 

Chatham  

1697 

BU in 1722. 

28-32 

104-4 

89-9 

27-8 

10-4 

357 

Southsea Castle 

Depthford  

1697 

Wrecked in 1699. 

28-32 

108-0 

89-9 

28-6 

10-9 

387 

Bridgwater

Sheerness  

1698 

Fireship in 1727.
BU in 1738. 

28-36 

110-5 

90-11 

29-2 

11-5,5 

411 

Hastings  

Woodbridge  

1698 

Wrecked in 1707. 

28-32 

108-4 

89-10 

28-3 

10-6 

381 

Ludlow  

Woodbridge 

1698 

Captured by French in 1703. 

28-32 

108-0 

90-0 

28-3 

10-7 

382 

Kinsale  

Kinsale  

1700 

BU in 1723. 

30-36 

117-6 

99-6 

31-9 

12-0 

533