- R. C. Anderson, Journals and Narratives of the Third Dutch War, 1946.
- Julian S. Corbett, "A Note on the Drawings in the Possession of The Earl of Dartmouth Illustrating The Battle of Solebay May 28, 1672 and The Battle of the Texel August 11, 1673", 1908.
- J.R. Tanner, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Naval Manuscripts in the Pepysian Library at Magdalene College, Cambridge, Vol.I, 1903.
Monday, October 03, 2005
English Captain: John Turner
John Turner served in the Restoration navy. Andrew says that he lived from 1645 to 1672. We know that he died on 16 July 1672. The Duke of York appointed him as lieutenant of the Dragon in 1665. In 1666, the Duke of York appointed him as lieutenant of the Mary Rose. Later in 1666, Prince Rupert and the Duke of Albemarle appointed him as captain of the 4th Rate Expedition. In 1667, he commanded the Abraham and Sarah. In 1671, the Duke of York appointed him to command the Tiger. Corbett says tht he commanded the Tiger at Solebay. He was assigned to Sir Joseph Jordan's division in the Blue Squadron. The Duke of York appointed him to command the 3rd Rate York in 1672, apparently after Solebay. He died, as mentioned on 11 July 1672, while 27 years old. He was a very young captain. He had fought in the Battle of Solebay, so perhaps he had been wounded. Sources: