HMS James (1634)

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Career (England) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS James
Builder: Phineas Pett II, Deptford
Launched: 1634
Renamed: HMS Old James in 1660
Fate: Sold, 1682
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: 48-gun second rank ship of the line
Tons burthen: 875 tons (889 tonnes)
Length: 110 ft (34 m) (keel)
Beam: 37 ft 6 in (11.43 m)
Depth of hold: 16 ft 2 in (4.93 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 48 guns (at launch); 60 guns (1660)

HMS James was a 48-gun second rank ship of the line of the English Royal Navy, built by Phineas Pett II at Deptford and launched in 1634.[1]

By 1660 she had been renamed HMS Old James and her armament had been increased to 60 guns.[1] Old James was sold out of the navy in 1682.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p158.