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Sunday, September 25, 2005
Three men named John Brooks in the Restoration navy
Three men named John Brooks served in the Restoration navy. One John Brooks was appointed captain of the Little Mary by Prince Rupert and the Duke of Albemarle in 1666. He died prior to 1689. Another John Brooks was appointed lieutenant of the Yarmouth in 1664. He also died prior to 1689. The other John Brooks was appointed captain of the Greenwich in 1666. In June, the Greenwich was still under construction and had not been launched. He did fight in the St. James's Day Battle, where the Greenwich was assigned to Sir Joseph Jordan's division in the Red Squadron. In 1672, he commanded the 3rd Rate Mary. He fought in the Battle of Solebay, where he was assigned to Sir Joseph Jordan's division in the Blue Squadron. In August 1672, he was in Sir John Harman's division in the Blue Squadron. By June 1673, Sir Roger Strickland commanded the Mary. This John Brooks died in 1678. Sources: