- William Laird Clowes, The Royal Navy: A History from the Earliest Times to the Present, Vol.II, 1898.
- J.R. Tanner, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Naval Manuscripts in the Pepysian Library at Magdalene College, Cambridge, Vol.I, 1903.
Friday, October 14, 2005
English Captain: Benjamin Carterett
Benjamin Carterett served in the Restoration navy. The Duke of York appointed him as lieutenant of the Leopard in 1662. In 1665, he was lieutenant of the Jersey. In 1666, the Duke of York appointed him captain of the 5th Rate Pearl. On February 19, 1667, he distinguished himself in a fight with a Dutch 50-gun ship. He was defending his convoy of colliers from Newcastle to London. the Little Victory came up and assisted, and the Dutch ship was driven off. In 1671, he was lieutenant of the Crown. In 1672, he was First Lieutenant of the 2nd Rate St. George. In 1673, he was First Lieutenant of the 2nd Rate Triumph. He was discharged from the service by the Duke of York. Sources: