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Friday, September 23, 2005
English Captain: Robert Stout
Robert Stout served in the Restoration navy. He was lieutenant on the Resolution in 1665. Later in 1665, he was lieutenant of the Revenge. In 1666, he was appointed as lieutenant of the Henry. Later in 1666, he was lieutenant of the Lion. In 1668, he was appointed as captain of the Roe ketch. In 1669, he was appointed as second lieutenant of the St. David. He served under the command of Sir Thomas Allin. In early October, he commanded four boats in an operation against North African pirates. By 1671, he was appointed as captain of the Fountain fireship. He fought in the Battle of Solebay as commander of the Fountain. A shot from a Dutch ship burnt the Fountain. Later in 1672, he was captain of the Forester. He held a series of appointments in 1673. Early in 1673, he commanded the Princess. By 21 January 1673, the King appointed him to command the Warspite. Later in 1673, Prince Rupert reappointed him to command the Warspite. In the Warspite, he fought in the Battle of the Texel in August. Finally, on 15 June 1674, the King appointed him to command the Success. He died some time before 1689. Sources: