Sunday, June 26, 2005

English Captain: Thomas Whetstone

Thomas Whetstone served in the Commonwealth Navy. From 1656 to 1658, he commanded the 4th Rate Phoenix. He served under Blake's command in the Mediterranean Sea in 1656 and 1657. From 1658 to 1659, he commanded the 3rd Rate Fairfax. He entered the Mediterranean Sea in January 1658, under the command of Captain Stoakes,who was Admiral. Sources:
  1. R. C. Anderson, List of English Naval Captains 1642-1660, 1964.

  2. William Laird Clowes, The Royal Navy: A History from the Earliest Times to the Present, Vol.II, 1898.

  3. J. R. Powell, Ed., The Letters of Robert Blake, 1937.

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