Wednesday, May 04, 2005

English Captain: Robert Knox

R. C. Anderson only lists Robert Knox as captain of the Charles (32 guns) in 1653. Andrew says that he was the captain of the Charles (of London) from 1650 to 1653. In any case, Robert Knox fought at the Battle of Portland in early 1653. In this battle, the Charles is listed as carrying 33 guns. We also know that he was ordered to the Downs on 20 May 1652 after the encounter between the fleets. 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. Dr. S.R. Gardiner, Ed., The First Dutch War, Vol.I, 1898.

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