Royal Charles

Nominal Guns100B065
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned2.2.1672/73
How acquiredPurpose builtB065
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth B065
Designed bySir Anthony Deane (1638-1721)B065
ConstructorSir Anthony Deane (1638-1721)B065
CategoryFirst RateB065
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up to Rebuild1693B065
BecomesBritish First Rate ship of the line 'Queen' (1693) (100)


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


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 Commanding Officers

1673 - 10.8.1673CaptainJohn Hayward (d.1673)BWAS-17142.2.1672/73 - 4.6.1673CaptainRichard Haddock (1629-1714/15)BWAS-16035.2.1672/73 - 29.5.1673UnknownAnthony YoungBWAS-160315.6.1673 - 11.8.1673CaptainJohn Hayward (d.1673)BWAS-160314.8.1673 - 17.10.1673Rear-Admiral of the BlueSir John Holmes (d.1679)BWAS-160329.8.1673 - 29.8.1678CaptainJohn RogersBWAS-1603

4 Flag Officers

1673 - 1674Rear-Admiral of the RedSir John Chicheley (1641-1690/91)B0515.2.1672/73 - 4.6.1673AdmiralSir Rupert Palatine (Prince Palatine of the Rhine) (1619-1682)BWAS-160326.3.1678 - 1678Vice-AdmiralSir John Kempthorne (1620-1679)B05160.30.1678 - 17.4.1679Rear-AdmiralSir John Holmes (d.1679)B051

1 Petty Officer

14.1.1687/88 - 22.6.1688MidshipmanJohn Scott (c.1648-?) ADM 107/1/35ADM 107/1

1 Crewman

1678VolunteerRupert Kempthorne (d.1691)ref:649

Service History

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


B065The Ship of the Line Vol IBrian LaveryBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume IJohn CharnockDigital Book
ADM 107/1ADM 107/1 1691-1703 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive
ref:649Mariner's Mirror Vol 012 - Sir John KempthorneG. A. KempthorneDigital Book

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