Tuesday, October 11, 2005

English Captain: John Perryman

John Perryman served in the Restoration navy. In 1665, he was appointed to command the hired ship Swallow. Frank Fox says that he Swallow was rejected as a warship in January 1665, but was later hired as a watership. The Swallow was also hired in 1666 to carry the Portuguese ambassador's belongings from Rochelle, "under diplomatic pass". In 1667, he commanded the fireship Ostridge. In 1679, he commanded, in turn, the Grafton, Essex, Kent, and Burford. In 1680, he commanded the Exeter and Suffolk. Sources:
  1. Frank Fox, "Hired Men-of-War, 1664-7", Part II, The Mariner's Mirror Vol.84 No.2 (May 1998).
  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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