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Royal Charles

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Nominal Guns100B065
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered26.4.1671BWAS-1603
Launched3.1672/73B065
First Commissioned2.2.1672/73B065
How acquiredPurpose builtB065
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth B065
Designed by
Sir Anthony DeaneBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1660-1721
B065
Constructor
Sir Anthony DeaneBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1660-1721
B065
CategoryFirst RateB065
Ship TypeShip of the LineB065
Sailing RigShip RiggedB065
Broken Up to Rebuild1693B065
Becomes

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Keel136' 0"Imperial Feet41.4528 
Breadth44' 8"Imperial Feet13.462 
Depth in Hold18' 3"Imperial Feet5.4959 
Burthen1,443Tons BM 

Armament


1677Broadside Weight = 968.5 Imperial Pound ( 439.2151 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck26 British Cannon of 7
Middle Gun Deck28 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck28 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck10 British Saker
Forecastle4 British Saker
Roundhouse4 British 3-Pounder

6.1682Broadside Weight = 396 Imperial Pound ( 179.586 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck12 British Cannon of 7
Gun Deck4 British Culverin
Gun Deck24 British Demi-Culverin

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1677780Establishment for war abroadBWAS-1603
1677670Establishment for war at homeBWAS-1603
1677560Establishment for peaceBWAS-1603

6 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1673 - 10.8.1673Captain
John HaywardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1651-1672
BWAS-1714
2.2.1672/73 - 4.6.1673Captain
Richard HaddockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1656-1690
BWAS-1603
5.2.1672/73 - 29.5.1673Unknown
Anthony YoungBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1673-1679
BWAS-1603
15.6.1673 - 11.8.1673Captain
John HaywardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1651-1672
BWAS-1603
14.8.1673 - 17.10.1673Rear-Admiral of the Blue
Sir John HolmesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1679
BWAS-1603
29.8.1673 - 29.8.1678Captain
John RogersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1673-1678
BWAS-1603

4 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1673 - 1674Rear-Admiral of the Red
Sir John ChicheleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1662-1674
B051
5.2.1672/73 - 4.6.1673Admiral
Sir Rupert Palatine (Prince Palatine of the Rhine)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1673
BWAS-1603
26.3.1678 - 1678Vice-Admiral
Sir John KempthorneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1657-1679
B051
60.30.1678 - 17.4.1679Rear-Admiral
Sir John HolmesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1679
B051

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
14.1.1687/88 - 22.6.1688Midshipman
John ScottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1663-1704
ADM 107/1/35
ADM 107/1

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
1678Volunteer
Rupert KempthorneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1678-1691
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Service History


DateEventSource
28.5.1673First Battle of Schooneveld
4.6.1673Second Battle of Schooneveld
11.8.1673Battle of Texel
1682Was a guard ship at PortsmouthBWAS-1603

 

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