Charles and Henry
Vessel was at anchor in Plymouth Sound when forced by high winds to seek shelter in the Cattewater. Shortly after she had anchored a merchant vessel ran into her with such force that she parted her anchor cables, drifting onto nearby rocks where she capsized. The wreck lay on the rocks until April 1690 when it was broken up (1).
Her captain, William Stone, drowned during the incident (4).
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(1) Hepper D., 1994, British Warship Losses in the Age of Sail, Jean Boudriot Publications, pg 13
(2) Colledge J., 1969, Ships of the Royal Navy Vols 1 & 2, David and Charles,
(3) Winfield, R, 2009, British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603-1714: Design, Construction, Careers and Fates. Seaforth Publishing,pg 245