HMS Elizabeth (1647)

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Career (England) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Elizabeth
Builder: Peter Pett I, Deptford
Launched: 1647
Fate: Burnt, 1667
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: 38-gun fourth rate frigate
Tons burthen: 474 long tons (481.6 t)
Length: 101 ft 6 in (30.9 m) (keel)
Beam: 29 ft 8 in (9.0 m)
Depth of hold: 14 ft 10 in (4.5 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 38 guns of various weights of shot

HMS Elizabeth was a 38-gun fourth rate frigate of the English Royal Navy, built by Peter Pett I at Deptford Dockyard and launched in 1647.[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.

Elizabeth was burnt by the Dutch in 1667.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p159.


  • 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.