The Charlotte was a ship belonging to the Englishman Matthew Hague, named after his wife. Originally named Caroline after Caroline Scott, whom Hague intended to marry, the ship was eventually renamed after Scott chose instead to marry Edward Kenway.
In 1723, when the Charlotte was docked in Bristol, Edward infiltrated the ship, and dispersed all the crew except the captain, Matthew Hague, who was locked in the cabin of the ship. Kenway's pirate crew tossed barrels of tar from the Jackdaw, which Edward would use to set the Charlotte ablaze. However, Hague and the ship were saved by a timely interference from Sir Robert Walpole, who brokered peace between Kenway and Hague.