- R. C. Anderson, Journals and Narratives of the Third Dutch War, 1946.
- William Laird Clowes, The Royal Navy: A History from the Earliest Times to the Present, Vol.II, 1898.
- J.R. Tanner, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Naval Manuscripts in the Pepysian Library at Magdalene College, Cambridge, Vol.I, 1903.
Sunday, November 20, 2005
English Captain: Dominick Nugent
Dominick Nugent served in the Restoration navy. In 1665, he was lieutenant on the 3rd Rate Lion. In 1668, he was appointed as lieutenant of the 3rd Rate Revenge. He was reappointed in 1669 as lieutenant of the Revenge. On 2 May 1671, he had led a boat attack, with the fireship Eagle, on Algerine pirates. The attack failed, but was eventually successfully executed in daylight on 8 May. In 1671, he was appointed as captain of the 4th Rate Advice (50 guns). On 13 January 1672, he was reappointed as captain of the Advice. He fought in the Battle of Solebay and was probably assigned to the Red Squadron. In August, he was with the fleet and assigned to Sir Edward Spragge's division in the Blue Squadron. He seems to have fought in the Schooneveld battles in the Advice (48 guns). On 28 June 1673, Prince Rupert appointed him as captain of the 3rd Rate Fairfax. He also apparently fought in the Battle of the Texel in the Fairfax. On 30 January 1678 (they called in 1677 in the Old Style), the King appointed him to command the boats at Chatham. On 29 July 1682, the Commissioners appointed him captain of the Thomas and Catherine. Only a short time later, on 8 August 1682, the Commissioners appointed him as captain of the John and Alexander. On 11 June 1685, the King appointed him as captain of the Charles galley. On 30 August, the King reappointed him as captain of the Charles galley. Less than a month later, on 27 September, he was appointed as captain fo the Reserve. Sources: