English ship Fairfax (1650)

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For other ships of the same name, see HMS Fairfax.
Career (England) Commonwealth Navy Ensign
Name: Fairfax
Builder: Peter Pett I, Deptford
Launched: 1650
Fate: Accidentally burnt, 1653
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: Speaker-class frigate
Tons burthen: 743 long tons (754.9 t)
Length: 116 ft (35.4 m) (keel)
Beam: 34 ft 9 in (10.6 m)
Depth of hold: 14 ft 4 in (4.4 m)
Sail plan: Full-rigged ship
Armament: 52 guns of various weights of shot

Fairfax was a 52-gun third-rate Speaker-class frigate of the Commonwealth of England, built by Peter Pett I at Deptford and launched in 1650.[1]

She was destroyed in an accidental fire in 1653.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p159.


  • Lavery, Brian (2003) The Ship of the Line - Volume 1: The development of the battlefleet 1650-1850. Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-252-8.