Friday, December 03, 2004

English Captain: Anthony Houlding

Anthony Houlding served in the Commonwealth Navy. Hist command was the Warwick (22 guns). From 1650 to 1651, he commanded the 2nd Rate Swiftsure. From 1652 until 1653, he commanded the 4th Rate Ruby, until he was killed. In the opening battle of the First Anglo-Dutch War, Anthony Houlding was in Robert Blake's squadron, originally at Rye Bay. He fought at the Battle of the Kentish Knock in September 1652. In February 1653, he fought at the Battle of Portland, where he was killed in action. Andrew says that he also commanded the Tiger's Whelp (14 guns) (ex-Royalist Mary Antrim) in 1649, but I do not have a reference for that. Sources:
  1. R. C. Anderson, "English Fleet-Lists in the First Dutch War," The Mariner's Mirror, Vol. XXIV, No.4, 1939.
  2. R. C. Anderson, List of English Navy Captains 1642-1660, 1964.
  3. R. C. Anderson, Lists of Men-of-War 1650-1700: Part I English Ships 1649-1702, 2nd Edition, 1966.
  4. Michael Baumber, General-At-Sea, 1989.

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