Saturday, September 24, 2005

English Captain: Packington Brooks

Packington Brooks served in the Restoration navy. In 1661, he held two appointments as lieutenant, first on the Royal James and then on the Royal Charles. In 1662, he was appointed captain of the Foresight. In 1664, he was appointed captain of the Eagle. Later in 1664, he was captain of the Foresight again. In June 1665 he was in the Channel and did not take part in the Battle of Lowestoft. In August 1665, he fought at Bergen, in the attack on the Dutch East Indiamen. Sources:
  1. Frank Fox, A Distant Storm: the Four Days' Battle of 1666, 1996.
  2. 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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