Charles -> 1687 Saint George

Nominal Guns96B065
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
How acquiredPurpose builtB065
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford B065
ConstructorJohn Shish (d.1686)B065
CategoryFirst RateB065
Ship TypeShip of the Line B065
Sailing RigShip RiggedB065
Broken Up to Rebuild1699B065
BecomesBritish Second Rate ship of the line 'Saint George' (1701) (96)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Keel128' 0"Imperial Feet39.0144 
Breadth42' 6"Imperial Feet12.8778 
Depth in Hold18' 6"Imperial Feet5.5055 
Burthen1,229Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB028
Length of Gundeck163' 0"Imperial Feet49.6824 
Breadth42' 6"Imperial Feet12.8778 
Burthen1,129Tons BM 


1668Broadside Weight = 939 Imperial Pound ( 425.8365 kg)B028
Lower Gun Deck26 British 42-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck28 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck26 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck16 British 3-Pounder

1694Broadside Weight = 939 Imperial Pound ( 425.8365 kg)B065
Gun Deck22 British Cannon of 7
Gun Deck32 British Culverin
Gun Deck42 British Demi-Culverin

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1668710 BWAS-1603
1.7.1673750ADM 8/1/1ADM8-DB
1.1.1679/80710War at home ADM 8/1/112ADM8-DB
1.1.1679/80605War Abroad ADM 8/1/112ADM8-DB
1.1.1679/80500Peace ADM 8/1/112ADM8-DB

6 Commanding Officers

23.3.1667/68 - 1.7.1668CaptainSir John Cox (d.1672)B05115.1.1671/72 - 19.10.1672Rear-AdmiralSir John Harman (d.1673)BWAS-160320.6.1672 - 19.10.1672CaptainWilliam HoldenBWAS-16034.2.1672/73 - 11.10.1673CaptainRichardson DickinsonBWAS-16034.2.1672/73 - 11.10.1673Rear-Admiral of the RedSir John Chicheley (1641-1690/91)BWAS-160315.5.1678 - 26.8.1678CaptainLawrence WrightBWAS-1603

1 Flag Officer

15.5.1678 - 26.8.1678Rear-AdmiralSir John Holmes (d.1679)BWAS-1603

4 Commissioned Officers

1668LieutenantBernard Ludman (d.1673)B0511668 - 1669LieutenantArgentine Allington (d.1670)B0511672First LieutenantWilliam HoldenB0511673Second LieutenantJames CookeB051

1 Warrant Officer

24.4.1691 - 3.11.1692GunnerCharles Moody (c.1659-?) ADM 107/1/17ADM 107/1

Service History

28.5.1672Battle of Solebay
28.5.1673First Battle of Schooneveld
4.6.1673Second Battle of Schooneveld
11.8.1673Battle of Texel

Pay record starting 4.2.1672/73 for a period of 7 months, 1 weeks & 6 days for a value of £7,837.10.0d. ADM 8/1/6


at Chatham and ye Medway. Ordered to be pd off & layd up. ADM 8/1/22

21.10.1687Renamed Saint GeorgeBWAS-1603
1691Reclassed as a Second RateBWAS-1603


B065The Ship of the Line Vol IBrian LaveryBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
ADM8-DBADM 8 Database ProjectSamuel McLeanArchive
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume IJohn CharnockDigital Book
ADM 107/1ADM 107/1 1691-1703 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive

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Posted by Brian on Sunday 17th of January 2016 21:20

The London Gazette Mar 3, 1667 - This day was happily launched at Deptford, in presence of his Majesty, His Royal Highness Prince Rupert, and many persons of the court, a very large and well built ship, which is to carry 106 great guns, and is like to prove a ship of great force and excellent service, called Charles the Second.

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