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 

6 Ship Commanders

1689Captain William TollemacheBWAS-16031690Captain John CroftsBWAS-1603bef.13.8.1690 - aft.24.12.1690Captain Clifford Chamberlin (d.1691)ADM 1061691Captain Richard KempthorneBWAS-16031692Captain Christopher MyngsBWAS-160313.3.1693/94 - 25.10.1695Captain Willliam Beawes (d.1695)† Discharged DeadBWAS-1603

1 Petty Officer

1695 - 25.10.1695Volunteer-per-order John Hemmington (d.1757) ADM 6/3/116ADM 6/3

1 Crewman

19.7.1691 - 8.4.1693Able Seaman Henry 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

Captain William Beawes, Berkeley Castle, Longreach. The Clerk of the Cheque at Woolwich attended on board in order to turn over the Seamen to the Burlington and asked for the books to be made up to that time. As the ship is being discharged, asks for the books to be made up for the full time, which will be for a few days more.

ADM 106

Captain William Beawes, the hired ship Berkeley Castle, Woolwich. He has sent pay and slop books, and brought the ship to Woolwich, put out his guns and stores and only empty casks and a little bread remain on board. He hopes to get to Deptford today as desired by the owners and requests a warrant for the Master Attendant to help get the rest out as he has no men left on board except the officers.

ADM 106


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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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