HMS Newcastle (1653)  (1st)
5th Rate 50-gun

This the first HMS Newcastle was a fifth rate, 50-gun ship.

Built by Pett of Ratcliffe, launched 1653, 131ft long, 33ft wide and of 625 tons builders measurement.

Had a busy career, gaining six battle honours.

A highlight was taking part in Admiral Blake's attack on Santa Cruz in 1657.

Rebuilt at Rotherhithe 1692.

She remained in service until 27-Nov-1703 when she was sunk off Spithead during a great storm.

Won the Battle Honours: Scheveningen 1653, Porto Farina 1655, Santa Cruz 1657, Lowestoft 1665, Four Days Battle 1666, Orfordness 1666, Schooneveld 1673 and Texel 1673.


Other HMS Newcastle
- 1st HMS  Newcastle
- 2nd HMS Newcastle
- 3rd HMS Newcastle
- 4th HMS Newcastle
- 5th HMS Newcastle
- 6th HMS Newcastle
- 7th HMS Newcastle
- 8th HMS Newcastle

- Plans/Schematics
- Full Battle Honours

Outside Links
- Official Website
- Associated Sites
- Related Sites

This page last edited - 24 March, 2013.

Copyright Ian M King, except where otherwise indicated.