Friday, May 06, 2005

English Captain: another Thomas Foulis (served from 1666 until 1673)

Thomas Foulis served in the Restoration navy. In 1666, he was lieutenant of the Golden Phoenix. Later in 1666, he became captain of that ship. In 1667, he was appointed as captain of the Wood Merchant, a fireship. Later in 1667, he was appointed as lieutenant of the Revenge. In 1668, he was appointed to command the Roe ketch. In 1669, he commanded the Running prize. In 1671, he was appointed to command the Holmes. In 1672, he commanded first the Diamond and then the Anne. He commanded the Diamond (48 guns) at the Battle of Solebay. In 1673, he was appointed to command first the Assistance and then the Princess. Later in 1673, he was appointed to the Lion. He was killed in action on 28 May 1673, at the First Schooneveld battle, while commanding the Lion. Sources:
  1. R. C. Anderson, Journals and Narratives of the Third Dutch War, 1946.

  2. Julian S. Corbett, “A Note on the Drawings in the Possession of The Earl of Dartmouth Illustrating The Battle of Solebay May 28, 1672 and The Battle of the Texel August 11, 1673”, 1908.

  3. 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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