Charles Galley

Nominal Guns36B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned20.1.1693/94B028
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1603
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeFrigate B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild11.1709B028
BecomesBritish Fifth Rate frigate 'Charles Galley' (1710) (42)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck130' 4"Imperial Feet39.6274 
Length of Keel124' 0"Imperial Feet37.7952 
Breadth28' 10"Imperial Feet8.5344 
Depth in Hold9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Burthen548 2394Tons BM 


1703Broadside Weight = 114 Imperial Pound ( 51.699 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck8 British Demi-Culverin
Upper Gun Deck22 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 4-Pounder

13 Commanding Officers

14.1.1694/95 - 2.9.1695Captain Thomas Poulton (d.1699) ADM 6/3/8ADM 6/320.1.1694/95 - 6.2.1695/96Captain Edward Chant (d.1707)BWAS-16032.9.1695 - 1.11.1696Captain Stephen Elliott ADM 6/3/74BWAS-16033.11.1696 - 11.10.1697Captain Robert Arris (d.1719/20) ADM 6/4/43BWAS-160321.2.1700/1 - 30.11.1701Captain Henry Middleton (d.1703) ADM 6/6/57BWAS-16031.12.1701 - 13.1.1701/2Captain Edward Owen (d.1708) ADM 6/6/123ADM 6/615.1.1701/2 - 14.2.1702/3Captain Henry Maynard (d.1742) ADM 6/6/131BWAS-160315.2.1702/3 - 17.11.1704Captain Joseph Taylor (c.1664-?) ADM 6/7/89BWAS-160318.10.1704 - 11.12.1704Captain Thomas Lawrence (d.1747) ADM 6/8/107ADM 6/812.12.1704 - 17.3.1705/6Captain Beaumont Raymond (d.1718) ADM 6/8/117BWAS-160318.3.1705/6 - 11.6.1707Captain George Martin (d.1724) ADM 6/8/244BWAS-160312.6.1707 - 16.6.1709Captain John Hager (d.1747/48) ADM 6/9/74BWAS-160317.6.1709 - 30.12.1709Captain Edward Storey (d.1727) ADM 6/10/92
Commission confirmed 7.10.1709

5 Commissioned Officers

18.8.1695 - 6.10.1697Lieutenant Christopher Allenby ADM 6/3/72ADM 6/33.3.1700/1 - 29.11.1704Lieutenant Yard Eastley (d.1737) ADM 6/6/64ADM 6/68.9.1704 - 29.11.1704Lieutenant Samuel Toft ADM 6/8/186
Commission confirmed 11.7.1705
ADM 6/8
30.11.1704 - 3.4.1706Lieutenant Thomas Whitney (d.1741) ADM 6/8/115ADM 6/826.6.1706 - 30.12.1709Lieutenant Peter Solgard (d.1738/39) ADM 6/8/259ADM 6/8

2 Petty Officers

29.1.1705/6 - 17.12.1706Midshipman Joseph Kiddick ADM 107/2/252ADM107/218.12.1706 - 30.12.1709Master's Mate Joseph Kiddick ADM 107/2/252ADM107/2

Service History

1696Sailed to the Canaries as a convoy escortBWAS-1603
1697Off DunkirkBWAS-1603
1701Off DunkirkBWAS-1603
1.1702Sailed with a Newfoundland convoyBWAS-1603
1703In the North SeaBWAS-1603
13.8.1704Battle of Malaga
1707In the North SeaBWAS-1603


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Posted by Brian on Saturday 23rd of January 2016 11:32

London Gazette, 1696 Plymouth, Sep. 13; On the 10th instant, came into this port the Charles Gally, Capt. Elliott Commander, with several merchant ships under his convoy from the Canaries,

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