Thursday, December 09, 2004

English Captain: George Dakins

George Dakins commanded the Falcon shallop in 1648. In 1649, he moved up to the Tenth Whelp. From there, he commanded the Greyhound, in 1650. From 1650-1653, he commanded the 4th Rate Advice. In 1653, he commanded the Worcester and then the Andrew. He commanded the Worcester at the Battle of Portland, where he was wounded. Finally, in late 1653, he commanded the Paragon, and continued in command until 1654. In 1654, he was Rear-Admiral, West Indies, with his flag on the Torrington. In 1655, he moved back to the Paragon, still as Rear-Admiral, West Indies. In 1659, he commanded the Bristol. 1660, up until the Restoration, he was back in command of the Worcester. George Dakins did not serve after the Restoration. Sources:
  1. R. C. Anderson, List of English Naval Captains 1642-1660, 1964.
  2. Michael Baumber, General-At-Sea, 1989.

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