Naseby -> 1660 Royal Charles

Nominal Guns80B028
NationalityCommonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland
OperatorState Navy
First Commissioned1656B028
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich B028
ConstructorPhineus Pett (1628-1678)B028
CategoryFirst RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
BecomesDutch First Rate ship of the line 'Royal Charles' (1667) (86)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Keel131' 0"Imperial Feet39.9288 
Breadth42' 6"Imperial Feet12.8778 
Depth in Hold18' 0"Imperial Feet5.4864 
Burthen1,258Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel131' 0"Imperial Feet39.9288 
Breadth42' 0"Imperial Feet12.8016 
Depth in Hold18' 0"Imperial Feet5.4864 
Draught Aft21' 6"Imperial Feet6.5532 
Burthen1,229Tons BM 


1666Broadside Weight = 885 Imperial Pound ( 401.3475 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck20 British Cannon of 7
Gun Deck6 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck26 British Culverin
Gun Deck30 British Demi-Culverin

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1660500 BWAS-1603
4.1666550 BWAS-1603
5.1666632 BWAS-1603
1667650 BWAS-1603

6 Commanding Officers

1660 - 1661CaptainRoger Cuttance (d.1665/66)B0511661 - 1663CaptainRobert Clarke (d.1669)B0511665UnknownJohn Harman (d.1673)B0511666 - 7.1666CaptainJohn Kempthorne (1620-1679)B0511666 - 1667CaptainJohn Hubbard (d.1668)B05110.1672 - 1672CaptainSir John Holmes (d.1679)TRN2

8 Commissioned Officers

1661 - 1662LieutenantCharles TalbotB0511661 - 1662LieutenantPackington Brookes (d.1666)B0511665LieutenantSamuel DanerellB0511665 - 1666LieutenantBernard Ludman (d.1673)B0511665 - 9.1665Second LieutenantCharles O'Bryan (d.1669)B0511666LieutenantThe Hon. Francis Digby (d.1672)BWAS-16031666LieutenantHarry YoungB0511666First LieutenantWilliam ChantB051

1 Warrant Officer

1665 - 7.1665MasterJohn Cox (d.1672)B051

Service History

1656Off the coast of SpainTRN2
1660Renamed Royal CharlesB065
3.6.1665Battle of Lowestoft
1.6.1666Four Days Battle
25.7.1666St James Day Battle
9.6.1667Raid on the Medway
12.6.1667Taken by the Dutch Taken by the Dutch during the Radi on the Medway and carried back to Holland


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1659-1659British Baltic Fleet 1659Edward Montagu (d.1672) 

Notes on Ship

Not taken into Dutch service as her draught was considered too great.

Her metal stern piece, showing the English coat of arms with a lion and unicorn along with the white ensign, is now on display in the Rijksmuseum at Amsterdam.


B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
B065The Ship of the Line Vol IBrian LaveryBook
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume IJohn CharnockDigital Book
TRN2The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book

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