Order of battle at the Battle of Lowestoft

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The Battle of Lowestoft, 13 June 1665, showing Royal Charles and the Eendracht by Hendrik van Minderhout, painted c. 1665

The ships that participated in the Battle of Lowestoft, a naval engagement between the English and Dutch off the English port of Lowestoft on 13 June (New Style) 1665 during the Second Anglo-Dutch War. 109 English ships, commanded by James Stuart, Duke of York, faced 103 Dutch ships led by Jacob van Wassenaer Obdam. The battle ended in a victory for the English, capturing 17 Dutch ships for the loss of only one ship.

British fleet[edit]

White Squadron of Prince Rupert
Ship Guns Commander Notes
Van
Colchester 28 Captain Daniel Helling
Triumph 70 Vice-Admiral Christopher Myngs
Monck 54 Captain Thomas Penrose
Newcastle 48 Captain Thomas Page
Lion 52 Captain Edward Spragge
Ruby 46 Captain William Jennens
Expedition 30 Captain Tobias Sackler
John and Abigail 40 Captain Joseph Sanders
Happy Return 40 Captain John Hubbard
Katherine 36 Captain Thomas Elliot
John and Katherine 36 Captain John Whately
Centre
Reserve 46 Captain John Tyrwhit
Rainbow 56 Captain Willoughby Hannam
Exchange 36 Captain Samuel Wentworth Hired merchantman
Revenge 58 Captain Robert Holmes
Royal James 78 Admiral Prince Rupert
Flag-captain John Kempthorne
Garland 28 Captain Charles Talbot
Hound 8 Captain James Coleman Fireship
Dolphin 4 Captain William Gregory Fireship
Assurance 32 Captain John Jeffries
Mary Rose 48 Captain William Reeves
Henrietta 58 Captain Walter Wood
Bendish 42 Captain Robert Taylor
Portland 46 Captain John Aylett
Rear
East India Merchant 44 Captain John Wilgresse
St. Andrew 60 Captain Valentine Pine
Advice 40 Captain William Poole
Bear 42 Captain John Waterworth
Constant Katherine 40 Captain Francis Sanders
Kent 46 Captain Thomas Ewens
Anne 58 Captain Arnold Brown
Resolution 58 Rear-Admiral Robert Sansum Sansum killed in the battle
Milford 28 Captain John Seale
Small craft
Hind 8 Captain John Withers Ketch
Sea Venture
James
Desire
Little Sampson
William & Mary
Red Squadron of the Duke of York
Van
Bristol 48 Captain John Hart
Gloucester 58 Captain Robert Clark
Royal Exchange 46 Captain Giles Shelley
Diamond 46 Captain John King
Martin Galley 14 Captain Richard White
Royal Oak 100 Vice-Admiral Sir John Lawson Lawson died of his wounds after the battle
Norwich 24 Captain John Wetwang
Guinea 36 Captain John Abelson Abelson killed in the battle
St. George 60 Captain Joseph Jordan
Coast Frigate 34 Captain Thomas Lawson
Dover 46 Captain Jeffery Pearse
King Ferdinando 36 Captain Francis Johnson
Centre
Plymouth 56 Captain Thomas Allin
Fountain 30 Captain Jean Baptiste du Tiel
Blackamore 38 Captain Richard Neales
Mary 58 Captain Jeremiah Smith
Happy Return 50 Captain James Lambert
Royal Charles 80 James, Duke of York
Sir William Penn
Flag-captain John Harman
Mermaid 28 Captain Jasper Grant
Fame 12 Captain John Gethings Fireship
Bramble 8 Captain Nepthali Ball Fireship
Antelope 46 Captain John Chicheley
Old James 68 Captain James Ley, 3rd Earl of Marlborough Marlborough killed in the battle
Loyal George 42 Captain John Earle
Yarmouth 52 Captain Thomas Ayliffe
Vanguard 56 Captain Jonas Poole
Convertine 48 Captain John Pearce
Charity 46 Captain Robert Wilkinson
Rear
Eagle 44 Captain Thomas Hendra
Amity 36 Captain John Parker
Satisfaction 46 Captain Richard May
HMS Fairfax 58 Captain Robert Salmon
Swiftsure 60 Rear-Admiral Sir William Berkeley
Bonaventure 40 Captain Arthur Laughorne
Portsmouth 38 Captain Robert Mohun
George 40 Captain Robert Hatubb
Leopard 54 Captain Richard Beach
Sapphire 38 Captain Henry Hyde
Loyal Merchant 44 Captain Robert Sanders
Small craft
Roe 8 Captain James Lock Ketch
Eaglet 8 Captain William Berry Ketch
St. George
Bachelor
Isabella
Hopeful Margaret
Seaflower
Edward & Eve
Blue Squadron of the Earl of Sandwich
Rear
Forester 28 Captain Edward Cotterell
Royal Katherine 70 Rear-Admiral Thomas Teddeman
Essex 52 Captain Richard Utber
Marmaduke 38 Captain John Best
Princess 52 Captain George Swanley
Golden Phoenix 36 Captain Samuel Dickinson
Adventure 36 Captain Benjamin Young
Society 36 Captain Ralph Lascelles
Dreadnought 58 Captain Henry Terne
Prudent Mary 36 Captain Thomas Haward
Centre
Dragon 38 Captain John Lloyd
Centurion 46 Captain Robert Moulton, Jr.
Montagu 58 Captain Henry Fenne
Oxford 24 Captain Philemon Bacon
Prince Royal 86 Edward Montagu, 1st Earl of Sandwich
Flag-captain Roger Cuttance
Pembroke 28 Captain Thomas Darcy
Bryar 12 Captain Richard Cotton Fireship
Dunkirk 54 Captain John Hayward
Breda 46 Captain Robert Kirby Kirby killed in the battle
John & Thomas 44 Captain Henry Dawes
Swallow 46 Captain Richard Hodges
Madras 42 Captain John Norbrook
Van
Jersey 48 Captain Hugh Hide
Hamburg Merchant 36 Captain James Cadman
Hampshire 40 Captain George Batts
Castle frigate 36 Captain Philip Euatt
Assistance 40 Captain Zachary Brown
Unicorn 56 Captain Henry Teddiman
Providence 30 Captain Richard James
York 58 Captain John Swanley
Henry 70 Vice-Admiral Sir George Ayscue
Guernsey 28 Captain Humphrey Connisby
Small craft
Nonsuch 8 Captain Robert Crossman Ketch
Thomas & Rebecca
Hopewell
John Smack
John Hoy
Two Sisters

Dutch fleet[edit]

103 ships carrying 4,869 guns and 21,613 men

Squadron Command ships[edit]

Squadron Squadron Commander Command Ship Guns Ref
1st Amsterdam Lieutenant-Admiral Jacob van Wassenaer Obdam Eendracht 72 [1]
2nd Lieutenant-Admiral Johan Evertsen Hof van Zeeland 58 [2]
3rd Maas Lieutenant-Admiral Egbert Bartholomeusz Kortenaer Groot Hollandia 68 [3]
4th Friesland Lieutenant-Admiral Auke Stellingwerf Sevenwolden
5th Amsterdam Vice-Admiral Cornelis Tromp Liefde 70 [4]
6th Zeeland Vice-Admiral Cornelis Evertsen the Elder Vlissingen 46 [5]
7th Vice-Admiral Volckert Schram Wapen van Nassau 60 [6]

Partial order of Battle[7][edit]

  • VOC were ships of the [Dutch East India Company]

The 1st Amsterdam Squadron

Ship Guns Commander Notes
Eendracht 72 Sunk
Amsterdam 54
Tijdverdrijf 58 Albert Claessen Graeff
Huis te Kruiningen 58 Jacob Corneliszoon Swart
Vrijheid 50
Landman 44 Hugo van Nieuwenhof
Vrede 40 Huijbert Huijgh
Stad Gouda 48 Otto van Treslong
Dom van Utrecht 48 Jacob Willemszoon Broeder
Harderwijk 46 Jacob Wiltschut
Haarlem 46 Adam van Brederode
Zeelandia 34 Balthazar van de Voorde
Gouden Ster 36 Herman Egbertsen Wolff
VOC Brack 18
VOC Maarseveen 78 Jacob de Reus Burnt

The 2nd Squadron

Ship Guns Captain
Hof van Zeeland 58 Johan Evertsen
Klein Hollandia 54 Quirijn van den Kerckhoff

3rd Maas Squadron

Ship Guns Captain
Groot Hollandia 68 Laurens Davidszoon van Convert
Oosterwijk 68 Dirck Schey

4th Friesland Squadron

Ship Guns Captain
Sevenwolden
Prinses Albertina 44 Hendrik Dirkszoon Bruynsveld

5th Amsterdam Squadron

Ship Guns
Liefde 70 [8]

6th Zeeland Squadron

Ship Guns Captain Notes
Vlissingen 46 Cornelis Evertsen
VOC Oranje 76 Bastiaen Censen Sunk
Zwanenburg 30 Cornelis Kuiper Burnt

7th Squadron

Ship Guns Captain Notes
Wapen van Nassau 60 Dirk Gerritszoon Pomp [9]
VOC Huijs te Zwieten 70
VOC Delfland 70
Hilversum 62 Albert Mathijszoon Captured
VOC Carolus Quintus 54 Captured
Elf Steden 54 Albert Pieterszoon de Boer Captured
VOC Beurs van Amsterdam 52 Cornelis Muts
VOC Nagelboom 52 Boon Captured
VOC Mars 50 Captured
Utrecht 48 Burnt
Ter Goes 48
VOC Geldersche Ruiter 46 Evert van Gelder
Luijpaert 48 Commer Gerritszoon
Prins Maurits 44 Marinus de Clerq
VOC Batavia 44 Jan Pieterszoon Onclaer
Eendracht 44
Zeelandia 42 Sijmon Blocq Captured
VOC Sphaera Mundi 41
Groningen 40
Edam 34 Jacob Swart Captured
Delft 36 Jacob van Boshuisen [10]
Delft 36 Captured [11]
Zeeridder 34 Jan Willem Marinissen
Jonge Prins 30 Jan Halfhoorn Captured
Dieshouk 6 Jan Pietersen Tant
Zoutelande 4 Willem Hendriksen

Other Dutch ships[edit]

  • Koevorden 60 guns [12]
  • Coeverden 56 guns [13]
  • Drie Helden Davids 50 guns[14]
  • Westfriesland 50 guns [15]
  • Provincien 48 guns
  • Wapen van Zeeland 42 guns[16]
  • Schakerloo 30 guns[17]
  • De Ruijter 18 guns, captured [18]
  • Swanenburg[19]

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