Charles Galley

Nominal Guns32B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned12.2.1676/77B028
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich B028
Constructor Phineus Pett (1628-1678)BWAS-1603
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeGalley-Frigate B028
Broken Up to Rebuild1693B028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck131' 1"Imperial Feet39.9296 
Length of Keel114' 0"Imperial Feet34.7472 
Breadth28' 6"Imperial Feet8.5535 
Depth in Hold8' 7"Imperial Feet2.6162 
Burthen492 5094Tons BM 


1677Broadside Weight = 83 Imperial Pound ( 37.6412 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck6 British Saker
Upper Gun Deck22 British Saker
Quarterdeck4 British 3-Pounder

1688Broadside Weight = 80.5 Imperial Pound ( 36.5074 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck26 British Saker
Gun Deck6 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
2.1677220 BWAS-1603
1.1.1679/80220ADM 8/1/113ADM8-DB

8 Ship Commanders

12.2.1676/77 - 4.8.1680Captain Thomas HamiltonBWAS-160311.6.1685 - 26.9.1685Captain Dominick NugentBWAS-160327.9.1685 - 8.7.1686Captain Mathew Aylmer (1650-1720)BWAS-16039.7.1686 - 5.1688CaptainLord John Berkeley (3rd Baron Berkeley of Stratton) (1663-1696/97)BWAS-16034.4.1689 - 6.6.1690Captain Jeremiah Roach (d.1690)BWAS-16037.1690 - 10.1690Captain John CroftsBWAS-16031691 - 8.1691Captain James BuckBWAS-16038.1691 - 9.12.1692Captain Joseph Waters (d.1694)BWAS-1603

1 Commissioned Officer

bef.1.5.1677 - aft.21.5.1677Lieutenant James Dunbar (d.1682) ADM 8/1/83ADM8

1 Warrant Officer

4.9.1676 - 17.9.1677Master Greenvill Collins (1643-1694)ADM 7

1 Petty Officer

1677Midshipman Mathew Aylmer (1650-1720)E-WIKI

3 Crewmen

30.1.1688/89 - 13.3.1690/91Captain's Clerk Richard Culliford (d.1738) ADM 107/1/10ADM 107/124.4.1689 - 3.6.1689Servant John Aubin ADM 107/1/33ADM 107/13.6.1689 - 9.12.1692Volunteer John Aubin ADM 107/1/33ADM 107/1

Service History

12.2.1676/77Commissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
28.10.1677In company with James Galley (30) took the Algerine Golden Marigold off TangierBWAS-1603
27.9.1685Commissioned as guardship at ChathamBWAS-1603
7.1686Commissioned for the expedition to SaleeBWAS-1603
5.1688Returned homeBWAS-1603
7.1690Sailed with an Irish convoyBWAS-1603
9.1690At CorkBWAS-1603
10.1690Arrived in the DownsBWAS-1603
20.7.1691In company with Mary Galley (34) retook the 34-gun merchant TigerBWAS-1603
10.1691Reduced to a Fifth RateBWAS-1603
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur
1693Rebuilt at WoolwichBWAS-1603


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