English ship St Andrew (1622)

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Name: St Andrew
Builder: Burrell, Deptford
Launched: 1622
Fate: Wrecked, 1666
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: 42-gun great ship
Length: 110 ft (34 m) (keel)
Beam: 37 ft (11 m)
Depth of hold: 16 ft 6 in (5.03 m)
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 42 guns of various weights of shot

St Andrew was a 42-gun great ship of the English Royal Navy (subsequently second rate), built by Andrew Burrell at Deptford and launched in 1622.[1]

She was known as Andrew during the Commonwealth. During the English Civil War, the Andrew was involved in fighting against the last Royalist holdouts in Cornwall. In a letter dated June 30, 1646, ship's Parliamentary commander, a man named William Batten, wrote to his superior

Sir, I believe the castle of Pendennis will not be long out of our hands; a dogger boat with four guns I have taken, whereof one Kedgwin of Penzant was captain, a notable active knave against the Parliament, and had the King's commission; and now would fain be a merchant man, and was balasted with salt and had divers letters in her for Pendennis castle...[2]

At the Restoration, the Andrew passed to serving the restored King and resumed her original name, St Andrew.

By 1660, she was armed with 56 guns.[1]

St Andrew was wrecked in 1666.[1]

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References[edit]

  • 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.