Tuesday, December 28, 2004

English Captain: Gabriel Sanders

Gabriel Sanders served the Commonwealth and Restoration navies. From 1650 to 1652, he commanded the Weymouth pink. From 1653 to 1660, he commanded the 4th Rate Tiger. He fought in the Battle of Portland, in early 1653, in the Tiger (40 guns). At the Battle of the Gabbard, he fought in Samuell Howett's division. Samuell Howett was Rear-Admiral of the Red. He almost certainly fought at the Battle of Scheveningen, as well. Gabriel Sanders was a captain in the Restoration navy in 1660, but there is no further information about him. Sources:
  1. R. C. Anderson, "English Fleet-Lists in the First Dutch War," The Mariner's Mirror, Vol.XXIV No.4, October 1938.
  2. R. C. Anderson, List of English Naval Captains 1642-1660, 1964.
  3. David Syrett, R. L. DiNardo, The Commissioned Sea Officers of the Royal Navy 1660-1815, 1994.

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