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Sir William Berkeley


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1639ODNB
First Known Service4.4.1661ODNB
FatherSir Charles Berkeleyref:845
MotherPenelope Godolphinref:845
Last Known Service1.6.1666ODNB
Date of Death3.6.1666B051
Cause of DeathEnemy actionODNB
Burial8.1666 - Westminster Abbey ODNB

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
4.4.1661 LieutenantODNB
4.4.16614.1662
Swiftsure (64) 1653-1666
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Lieutenant
B051
1662 CaptainCSORN
16629.4.1662
Assistance (40) 1650-1687
British 40 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Lieutenant
B051
10.4.16629.8.1662
Assistance (40) 1650-1687
British 40 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1603
11.8.166218.11.1663
Bonaventure (44) 1650-1663
British 44 Gun
4th Rate Ship
1660 Renamed "Bonaventure"
, Captain and Commanding Officer
B051
16.12.166314.8.1664
Bristol (50) 1653-1693
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
B051
20.9.166412.11.1664
Bristol (50) 1653-1693
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1603
12.10.1664 Appointed Knight BachelorODNB
13.11.166423.11.1664
Resolution (50) 1654-1666
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
1660 Renamed "Resolution"
, Rear-Admiral and Commanding Officer
B051
1665 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
1.3.1664/651666
Swiftsure (64) 1653-1666
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Rear-Admiral of the Red and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1603
3.6.1665 Commanded the The Rearguard - Red Squadron at the Battle of Lowestoft 
7.1665 Vice-Admiral of the Blue 
1666 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
16661.6.1666
Swiftsure (64) 1653-1666
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Vice-Admiral of the White and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1603
1.6.16664.6.1666Commanded the White Squadron, Van Division at the Four Days Battle 


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