HMS Breda (1654)

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Name: Nantwich
Builder: Baylie, Bristol
Launched: 1654
Renamed: HMS Breda, 1660
Fate: Wrecked, 1666
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: Fourth Rate frigate
Tons burthen: 511
Length: 100 ft (30.5 m) (keel)
Beam: 31 ft (9.4 m)
Depth of hold: 12 ft 8 in (3.9 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 40 guns of various weights of shot

The Nantwich was a 40-gun Fourth rate frigate of the English Royal Navy, originally built for the navy of the Commonwealth of England at Bristol, and launched in 1654.[1]

After the Restoration in 1660, she was renamed HMS Breda. She was wrecked in 1666.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 160.


  • 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.