Great Charity -> 1656 Charity

Nominal Guns44B028
NationalityCommonwealth of England
OperatorState Navy
PreviouslyDutch hired ship 'Groote Liefde' (1652) (38)
First Commissioned1653B028
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeShip B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel106' 0"Imperial Feet32.3088 
Breadth28' 4"Imperial Feet8.5471 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen452 5994Tons BM 
Burthen14' 0"Imperial Feet4.2672 

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
12.1653130 BWAS-1603
1665170 BWAS-1603

8 Commanding Officers

3.1652/53 - 6.1653CaptainJames CareyBWAS-16036.1653 - 10.1653CaptainAndrew DennisBWAS-160310.1653 - 1654CaptainJames TerryBWAS-16031655CaptainLeonard Harris (d.1680)BWAS-16031656CaptainThomas Bunn (d.1662)BWAS-16031659CaptainBartholomew KetcherBWAS-16031661CaptainWilliam Poole (d.bef.1689)BWAS-160318.3.1663/64 - 3.6.1665CaptainRobert Wilkinson (d.1666)B051

Service History

18.2.1652/53Captured at the Battle of PortlandBWAS-1603
1656Renamed CharityBWAS-1603
1665Refitted as a 46 gunner
3.6.1665Battle of Lowestoft


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
25.12.1654-31.8.1655Fleet for the West IndiesWilliam Penn (1621-1670) 

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