Wednesday, February 09, 2005

English Captain: Robert Mohun

In 1660, Robert Mohun was appointed Lieutenant of the Resolution by King Charles II. In 1661, he was promoted and given command of the Fairfax. In 1662, he commanded the Satisfaction. In 1663, he was given command of the Oxford. In 1665, he commanded the 4th Rate Portsmouth (38 guns) and fought at the Battle of Lowestoft. Later in 1665, he went to Tangier with Sir Jeremy Smith. He fought in the Four Days Battle, still in the Portsmouth, in Sir Edward Spragge's division. In 1666, he commanded the Dreadnought (58 guns) and fought in the St. James's Day Battle. Sources:
  1. Frank Fox, A Distant Storm: the Four Days' Battle of 1666, 1996.
  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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