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Sunday, October 09, 2005
English Captain: Charles Royden
Charles Royden served in the Restoration navy. The Duke of York appointed him lieutenant of the Monck in 1664. In 1672, the Duke of York appointed him as First Lieutenant of the Montagu. Later in 1672, Prince Rupert appointed him as captain of the Dunkirk. In 1673, the Duke of York appointed him as First Lieutenant of the Victory. Later in 1673, Prince Rupert appointed him as captain of the Dutch prize Stavoren. The King appointed him as captain of the Dunkirk on 27 December 1673. He was commander-in-chief in the Downs in the fall of 1674. On 12 September 1674, the King appointed him as captain of the Guernsey. Finally, the King appointed him as captain of the Sweepstakes on 5 April 1677. He was dismissed from the service by a courtmartial in 1678. He had been accused of mistreating his lieutenant, George Aylmore. He died in 1687. Sources: