HMS Nonsuch (1646)

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Career (England) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Nonsuch
Builder: Peter Pett I, Woolwich
Launched: 1646
Fate: Wrecked, 1664
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: 34-gun fourth rate frigate
Tons burthen: 394 long tons (400.3 t)
Length: 98 ft (29.9 m) (keel)
Beam: 28 ft 4 in (8.6 m)
Depth of hold: 12 ft (3.7 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 34 guns of various weights of shot

HMS Nonsuch was a 34-gun fourth rate frigate of the English Royal Navy, built by Peter Pett I at Woolwich and launched in 1646.[1] The term 'frigate' during the period of this ship referred to a method of construction, rather than a role which did not develop until the following century.

Nonsuch was wrecked in 1664.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 159.


  • 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.