|Builder:||Phineas Pett II, Ratcliffe|
|Launched:||22 May 1654|
|Renamed:||HMS Resolution, 1660|
|Fate:||Burnt, 25 July 1666|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||Speaker-class frigate|
|Tons burthen:||885 long tons (899.2 t)|
|Length:||117 ft 3 in (35.7 m) (keel)|
|Beam:||35 ft 2 in (10.7 m)|
|Depth of hold:||14 ft 5 in (4.4 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
|Armament:||50 guns of various weights of shot|
The ship which became the first HMS Resolution was a 50-gun Third rate frigate built under the 1652 Programme for the navy of the Commonwealth of England by Phineas Pett II at Ratcliffe, and launched in 1654 under the name Tredagh (Tredagh is an alternative name for the Irish town of Drogheda, scene of a Roundhead success during the English Civil War).
After the Restoration in 1660, her name was changed to HMS Resolution. On 25 July 1666—in the Julian calendar then used in England (4 August 1666 under the Gregorian calendar)—Resolution fought in the St. James's Day Battle, as the flagship of Rear-Admiral Sir John Harman. In the battle she ran aground and was burnt by a Dutch fireship.