Friday, February 11, 2005

English Captain: Richard White

Richard White served in the Restoration navy. He was a lieutenant on the Royal James in 1664. In 1665, he was given command of the 6th Rate Martin. From there, he was given command of the Milford later in 1665. In 1668, he was the Sovereign's lieutenant, and then lieutenant on the Falcon. In 1669, he was the Speedwell's lieutenant. He 1671, he commanded the Algier. In 1672, he commanded the Warspite. He fought at the Schooneveld battles, where he was killed in action in June 1673 in the second battle. Sources:
  1. R. C. Anderson, Journals and Narratives of the Third Dutch War, 1946.
  2. J.R. Tanner, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Naval Manuscripts in the Pepysian Library at Magdalene College, Cambridge, Vol.I, 1903.

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