Saturday, October 01, 2005

English Captain: Rowland Stepney

Rowland Stepney served in the Restoration navy. In 1665, he was appointed as lieutenant on the 2nd Rate Rainbow. In 1668, he was lieutenant on the Monck. In 1669, he was appointed as lieutenant on the Bristol. In 1671, he served as lieutenant on the Dover. He was appointed as captain of the Drake in 1672. Later in 1672, he commanded the Lily sloop. He died prior to 1689. Sources:
  1. David Syrett, R. L. DiNardo, The Commissioned Sea Officers of the Royal Navy 1660-1815, 1994.
  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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