HMS Kentish was a 40-gun fourth-rate frigate of the Commonwealth of England Navy, launched in November 1652. She participated in the Battle of Portland and the Battle of the Gabbard. In 1660, her name was changed to HMS Kent. She served in both the First and Second Dutch Wars. She was wrecked in October 1672 off Cromer.
In the second half of the 15th century, the Portuguese created a specialized fighting ship also called caravela redonda to act as an escort in Brazil and in the East Indies route. It had a foremast with square sails and three other masts with a lateen each, for a total of 4 masts. The hull was galleon-shaped.
The ship's name Anthony Roll is derived from a record of ships of the English Tudor navy of the 1540s, named after its creator, Anthony Anthony. It originally consisted of three rolls of vellum, depicting 58 naval vessels along with information on their size, crew, armament, and basic equipment. Prominent vessels like the Henry Grace Ã Dieu and the Mary Rose are depicted on the Roll.
Botafogo was a Portuguese galleon warship built in the 16th century considered the biggest and most powerful warship in the world at the time. Botafogo was a nickname meaning Spitfire due to its heavy armament, it was originally named São João Baptista. She was used during the Conquest of Tunis (1535).
Desire was the flagship of the English explorer Thomas Cavendish on his two voyages. She was the third ship in history to circumnavigate the globe in 1586-1588. Cavendish died on the second voyage near the coast of South America. The captain John Davis returned with Desire back to Ireland in 1593.
Lion was the name of a Scottish 16th century ship. The Lion was commanded by brothers Sir Robert Barton and Sir Andrew Barton. She was captured by the English in June 1511 while captained by Andrew Barton who died during the capture.
Merhonour was a ship of the Royal Tudor Navy of England built in 1590 by Mathew Baker at Woolwich Dockyard. She was rebuilt by Phineas Pett in 1612 and 1615. Merhonour was sold out of the navy in 1650.
Speaker was a 50-gun third-rate frigate built for the navy of the Commonwealth of England by Christopher Pett and launched in 1650. In 1660 she was renamed HMS Mary. Mary was wrecked on the Goodwin Sands in the Great Storm of 1703.
HMS St David was a 54-gun fourth rate ship of the English Royal Navy, launched in 1667. She was wrecked in Portsmouth Harbour in 1690. The next year St David was raised and hulked. She was sold in 1713.
HMS St Michael was a 90-gun second rate ship of the Royal Navy, built by John Tippetts at Portsmouth Dockyard and launched in 1669. After being rebuilt in 1706, she was renamed HMS Marlborough. She took part in the Battle of Toulon in 1744. She served in the Navy until 1762 when she got damaged in a storm while returning from Havana and sunk.
Bonhomme Richard, formerly Duc de Duras, was a warship in the Continental Navy. She was originally an East Indiaman, a merchant ship built in France for the French East India Company in 1765, for service between France and the Orient. She was placed at the disposal of John Paul Jones on 4 February 1779, by King Louis XVI of France as a result of a loan to the United States by French shipping magnate, Jacques-Donatien Le Ray. Tonnage of the ship was 998 with Length of 152 ft (46 m).
Vengeur du Peuple ("Avenger of the People") was launched in 1762 in Marseille. Took part in the Battle of the Chesapeake, Battle of the Saintes and Battle of Saint Kitts. She was mentioned in novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea by Jules Verne.
HMS Ajax was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 23 December 1767 at Portsmouth Dockyard. She was designed by William Bateley, and was the only ship built to her draught. She saw extensive action in the War of American Independence, taking part in the Battles of Cape St. Vincent, the Chesapeake, St. Kitts and the Saintes. She was sold in 1785.
The San Agustín was a 74-gun ship of the line built at the royal shipyard in Guarnizo and launched in 1768. In January 1780, during the American War of Independence, she was part of a squadron of 11 of the line under command of Admiral Don Juan de Lángara left on patrol off Cape St. Vincent to intercept an expected British convoy for Gibraltar. During the Napoleonic wars, she fought at the Battle of Algeciras in 1801 and the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.
Alceste was built to a design by Pierre Rolland for the French Navy as Minerve, an Armide-Class frigate. She was launched in September 1805 and finished that November. Measuring 46.46 m along her gundeck with a beam of 12.19 m and a depth in the hold of 3.86 m. In April 1806 she was part of a squadron under Contre-amiral Zacharie Allemand. She wrecked on 18 February 1817, wreck then burned on 22 February.
Bahama was a 74-gun ship of the line of the Spanish Navy. She was built in Havana on plans originally drawn by Ignacio Mullan for the 64-gun San Pedro de Alcantara, completed as a project of Gautier. She was later rebuilt as a 74-gun. Ship weight was 1696 tons with length of 50.79 m (166 ft 8 in).
Fishburn was the largest of the three First Fleet storeships. She was built at Whitby in 1780, and weighted 378 tons with 103 ft (31 m) length. The fate of Fishburn is unknown; she appears to have disappeared from the records after being discharged from Her Majesty's service at Deptford, nine days after her arrival
Golden Grove was built at Whitby in 1780 as Russian Merchant, and her name was changed to Golden Grove in year 1782. She served as a storeship for the First Fleet to Australia. Thereafter she sailed to the Mediterranean and the Baltic. She is last listed in 1811-1813. Ship length was 94 ft (29 m) and its weight was about 330 ton.
HMS Anson was a 64-gun third rate ship of the Royal Navy, launched in 1781. After a poor performance at the Battle of the Saintes, Anson was rebuilt to a fifth-rate frigate of 44 guns. In the following years, she fought in the French Revolutionary Wars and Napoleonic Wars. She was wrecked in 1807 off Loe Bar, Cornwall.
The Espérance was a frigate of the French Navy, built in 1781 as the troopship Durance. In 1791, Espérance sailed to New Caledonia in search of the lost mission of the explorer Lapérouse. The expedition ended unsuccessfully. In September 1794, she was sold to Holland, and two months later she was scrapped.
HMS Diadem was a 64-gun third rate ship of the Royal Navy, launched in 1782 in Chatham. She took part in the Battle of Cape St Vincent in 1797 and in 1798 she was converted to a troopship. In 1800, she sailed on the expedition to Quiberon, France and later to Cádiz. Diadem was broken up in 1832
United States Revenue Cutter Commodore Perry was a twin screw steamer launched in 1865. She was in service on the Great Lakes enforcing tariff and trade laws, preventing smuggling, and aiding mariners in distress. In 1884, the Commodore Perry was sold and converted to the passenger steamer Periwinkle. Periwinkle caught fire and sunk in June 1897.
The ship was named after a wealthy New York businessman who was a prominent merchant and philanthropist. Wilson G. Hunt was built in New York in 1849. She played an important transportation role in the California Gold Rush.