Royal Caroline -> 1761 Royal Charlotte

Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Designed byJoseph Allin (d.1759)BWAS-1714
ConstructorThomas HollandBWAS-1714
Ship TypeYacht BWAS-1714
Broken Up7.1820BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck90' 1"Imperial Feet27.4574 
Length of Keel72' 2 ½"Imperial Feet21.9583 
Breadth24' 7"Imperial Feet7.3597 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen232 1194Tons BM 


1.1750Broadside Weight = 18 Imperial Pound ( 8.1632 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck8 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1.175070 BWAS-1714

17 Commanding Officers

26.1.1749/50 - 7.11.1753CaptainCharles Molloy (d.1760) ADM 6/17/510BWAS-17147.11.1753 - 22.10.1755CaptainSir Peircy Brett (c.1710-1781) ADM 6/18/81BWAS-171415.11.1756 - 29.12.1757CaptainSir Peircy Brett (c.1710-1781) ADM 6/18/324ADM 6/1812.3.1758 - 26.12.1758CaptainRobert Carkett (c.1719-1780) ADM 6/18/524ADM 6/1814.12.1763 - 18.10.1770CaptainPeter Denis (c.1713-1778) ADM 6/19/555BWAS-171418.10.1770 - 23.1.1778CaptainJohn Campbell (1719-1790) ADM 6/20/303BWAS-171430.10.1780 - 20.9.1781CommanderThomas Stanhope Bennett ADM 6/22/189ADM 6/2220.9.1781 - 18.12.1783CommanderAlexander Cunningham (d.1799) ADM 6/22/341ADM 6/2213.3.1783 - 30.12.1783CaptainThe Hon. William Cornwallis (1744-1819) ADM 6/23/33BWAS-171421.2.1788 - 10.5.1790CaptainSir Hyde Parker (1739-1807) ADM 6/23/449BWAS-171411.12.1790 - 23.3.1791CaptainSir Hyde Parker (1739-1807) ADM 6/24/94ADM 6/245.1801 - 2.1804CaptainHarry Burrard NealeBWAS-17142.1804 - 10.1804CaptainGeorge Grey (d.1828)BWAS-171410.1804 - 1805CaptainGeorge Henry Towry (1767-1809)BWAS-17141805 - 8.1812CaptainEdward James FooteBWAS-17148.1812 - 4.6.1814CaptainThomas EylesBWAS-17146.1814 - 1815CaptainGeorge ScottBWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer

8.1761 - 9.1761Admiral of the FleetLord George Anson (1st Baron Anson) (1697-1762)BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer

3.7.1802 - 8.10.1802LieutenantSir Thomas Brown (d.1851)NBD1849

2 Warrant Officers

1755 - 19.4.1755MasterWalter Taylor (d.1760) ADM 6/18/157ADM 6/181821GunnerThomas O'Brien (d.1821)PROB11

1 Petty Officer

2.1784 - 1784MidshipmanCharles Wollaston (1777-1845)NBD1849

1 Crewman

15.12.1790 - 1793Captain's ServantCharles Adam (1780-1853)NBD1849

Service History

1761Renamed Royal CharlotteBWAS-1714
8.1761Conveyed Princess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz for her marriage to George IIIBWAS-1714
6.9.1761Arrived at HarwichBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
ADM 6/22ADM 6/22 Commission and Warrant Book 1779 July-1782 Archive
ADM 6/24ADM 6/24 Commission and Warrant Book 1789 Sep.-1793  Archive
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
PROB11England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858 Archive

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