Thursday, February 10, 2005

English Captain: Nathaniel Cobham

Nathaniel Cobham served in the Commonwealth navy. In 1652, he commanded the 6th Rate Sun. From 1653 to 1655, he commanded the 4th Rate Newcastle. On 31 March 1655, Nathaniel Cobham lead the attack on the Turks in Tunisia at Porto Farina. It was a route, as the Turkish crews abandoned their ships, when the attack occurred. Sources:
  1. R. C. Anderson, List of English Naval Captains 1642-1660, 1964.
  2. Michael Baumber, General-at-Sea, 1989.

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