Saturday, February 05, 2005

English Captain: Benjamin Gunston

Benjamin Gunston served in the Commonwealth navy. In 1653, he commanded the hired merchantman Chase (22 guns). He likely fought in the Battle of Portland from 18-20 February 1653. On March 30th, 1653, he sailed the Chase with William Penn's squadron from Portsmouth. From 1656 to 1657, he commanded the 6th Rate Truelove (12 guns). 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. R. C. Anderson, Lists of Men-of-War 1650-1700: Part I English Ships 1649-1702, 1966.
  4. C. T. Atkinson, Ed., The First Dutch War, Vol.IV, 1910.

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