Monday, March 07, 2005

The squadron that brought Charles II back to England for the Restoration

Edward Montagu commanded the squadron of ships that brought Charles II and his family to England in 1660. These seem to be the ships and captains involved. You will recognize many of these names, as I have written about them:
  1. Naseby, 80 guns (renamed Royal Charles) Edward Montagu and Roger Cuttance
  2. London, 64 guns John Lawson
  3. Richard, 70 guns (renamed Royal James) John Stokes
  4. Bridgwater, 52 guns (renamed Anne) Thomas Bunn
  5. Langport, 50 guns (renamed Henrietta) John Coppin
  6. Plymouth, 52 guns John Hayward
  7. Speaker, 50 guns (renamed Mary) Robert Clark
  8. Swiftsure, 60 guns Sir Richard Staynor
  9. Assistance, 40 guns Thomas Sparling
  10. Centurion, 40 guns Francis Park
  11. Elias, 36 guns Mark Harrison
  12. Foresight, 40 guns Peter Mootham
  13. Hampshire, 38 guns Henry Tearne
  14. Nonsuch, 34 guns John Parker
  15. Portsmouth, 38 guns Robert Sansum
  16. Winsby, 44 guns (renamed Happy Return) Joseph Ames
  17. Yarmouth, 44 guns Charles Wager
  18. Bradford, 24 guns (renamed Success) Peter Bowen
  19. Cherriton, 20 guns (renamed Speedwell) Henry Cuttance
  20. Dartmouth, 22 guns Richard Rooth
  21. Norwich, 22 guns Michael Nutton
  22. Wakefield, 22 guns (renamed Richmond) John Pointz
  23. Francis, 10 guns William Dale
  24. Greyhound, 20 guns Jeremy Country
This is from:
  • 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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