Thursday, August 19, 2004

Frescheville Holles and other items

I extend my thanks to Andrew in Russia for some details that we might not otherwise have known. For example, he writes that Sir Frescheville Holles commanded the Cambridge (70 guns) from 20 January 1671 to 28 May 1672. Of course, he had been at the Smyrna Convoy fight, earlier in 1672. Another detail was that Thomas Butler, the Earl of Ossory, commanded the Resolution at the Smyrna Convoy battle, and was Robert Holmes' second in command. Thanks to Steven Webber, we know that the Resolution (70 guns) led the English line at the battle, in the initial approach.

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