Thursday, October 06, 2005

English Captain: James Storey

James Storey served in the Restoration navy. He was appointed lieutenant of the Dreadnought in 1665. In 1667, he was promoted to captain of the Dreadnought. In 1672, he was appointed captain of the old 2nd Rate Rainbow (56 guns). He fought in the Battle of Solebay, where he was assigned to Sir John Harman's division in the Red Squadron. In August, Sir John Kempthorne commanded that previously commanded by Sir John Harman. James Storey, in the Rainbow, was now under his command. In 1673, he became captain of the Old James. He distinguished himself in the First Schooneveld Battle, probably in Prince Rupert's division. On 23 April 1675, the King appointed him as captain of the Portsmouth. The King appointed him as captain of the York on 6 December 1678. The commissioners appointed him as captain of the 4th Rate Diamond on 27 March 1680. On 15 May, he was moved to the Antelope as captain. Sources:
  1. R. C. Anderson, Journals and Narratives of the Third Dutch War, 1946.
  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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