Tuesday, October 04, 2005

English Captain: Phineas Pett

Phineas Pett served in the Restoration navy. In 1661, the Duke of York appointed him as captain of the 6th Rate Truelove. Later in 1661, he was appointed to command the 6th Rate Bramble. In 1663, the Duke of York appointed him to command the yacht Henrietta. He was reappointed in 1664. In 1665, he was appointed as captain of the yacht Katherine. Later in 1665, he was appointed as captain of the 4th Rate Tiger. At the time of the Battle of Lowestoft, he was at Portsmouth. He was killed in action with Dutch warships on 2 May 1666. Sources:
  1. Frank Fox, A Distant Storm: the Four Days' Battle of 1666, 1996.
  2. David Syrett, R. L. DiNardo, The Commissioned Sea Officers of the Royal Navy 1660-1815, 1994.
  3. 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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