Sunday, January 09, 2005

English Captain: Benjamin Firmase

Benjamin Firmase served towards the end of the Commonwealth. From 1659 to 1660, he commanded the 6th Rate Truelove (14 guns). Later in 1660, he commanded the 6th Rate Henrietta pinnace (6 guns). He did not serve after the Restoration (I checked sources to verify that). Sources:
  1. R. C. Anderson, List of English Naval Captains 1642-1660, 1964.
  2. J. J. Colledge, Ships of the Royal Navy, 2nd Ed., 1987.
  3. Frank Fox, A Distant Storm: the Four Days' Battle of 1666, 1996.
  4. David Syrett, R. L. DiNardo, The Commissioned Sea Officers of the Royal Navy 1660-1815, 1994.

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