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This yacht also appears as "Jamie", "Jenny" and "Jamaie" in sources.
The list of Navy vessels for December 1695 (House of Commons Journal) contains the Jemmy (still) in use
having a crew of 4 and with 4 guns of some sort.
In a list at http://www2.friend.ly.net/~dadadata/kemp/dictWX...
Charles himself gets credit as a designer of the Jemmy.
The name could be short for "James", but as most of the kings other yachts were named after women (Catharine and Fubbs being a famous examples).
Annotator Dirk has put forward Jane Roberts, one of the kings's mistresses.