Built to replace the Royal Charles, on which Pepys travelled with Lord Sandwich, which was captured by the Dutch in 1667.

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Terry Foreman  •  Link

HMS Charles was 96-gun first-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built by Christopher Pett at Deptford Dockyard until his death in March 1668, then completed by Jonas Shish after being launched in the same month. Her name was formally Charles the Second, but she was known simply as Charles, particularly after 1673 when the contemporary Royal Charles was launched.…

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Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.


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