Berkeley Castle

Nominal Guns46BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned5.1689BWAS-1603
CategoryHired VesselBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1603
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1603


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck97' 6"Imperial Feet29.5874 
Breadth32' 6"Imperial Feet9.8298 
Burthen547 7494Tons BM 

5 Commanding Officers

1689CaptainWilliam TollemacheBWAS-16031690CaptainJohn CroftsBWAS-16031691CaptainRichard KempthorneBWAS-16031692CaptainChristopher MyngsBWAS-16031694 - 25.10.1695CaptainWilliam BeamesBWAS-1603

1 Petty Officer

1695 - 14.1.1695/96Volunteer-per-orderJohn Hemmington (d.1757) ADM 6/3/116ADM 6/3

1 Crewman

19.7.1691 - 8.4.1693Able SeamanHenry Doyley (c.1670-?) ADM 107/1/74ADM 107/1

Service History

13.8.1695Left the Downs in company with Devonshire (80) , Prince of Orange and three Dutch men-of war, as convoy to 60 merchantmen bound for the StraitsSPD-1695


BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/3ADM 6/3 Commission and Warrant Book 1694/5 Jan.-1696 25 May Archive
ADM 107/1ADM 107/1 1691-1703 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive
SPD-1695Calendar of State Papers Domestic: William and Mary, 1695William John Hardy (editor)Book

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Cy on Sunday 13th of January 2019 16:59

Where did you get Valntine Pynes as commander from?

Posted by Steven Wacker on Saturday 12th of January 2019 22:34

I have that Valentine Pynes was the commander of this ship in 1691. Thank you for your time, Steven

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