Saturday, February 19, 2005

English Captain: Thomas Salmon

Thomas Salmon served in the Commonwealth navy. In 1653, he commanded the Great Gift (34 guns), and was killed in action. He fought at the Battle of Portland from 18 February to 20 February 1653. He was assigned to Joseph Jordan's division at the Battle of the Gabbard. Thomas Salmon may have been killed at the Battle of Scheveningen, although I have not been able to confirm that. Certainly be December, someone else commanded the Gift. 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. C.T. Atkinson, Ed., The First Dutch War, Vol.V, 1912.
  4. C. T. Atkinson, Ed., The First Dutch War, Vol. VI, 1930.

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