Friday, February 24, 2006

English Captain: George Watson

George Watson served in the Restoration navy. In 1660, the Duke of York appointed him Lieutenant of the Princess. In 1665, the Duke appointed him Captain of the Mermaid. On 25 July 1666, he was stationed with the Mermaid in Ireland. In 1670, the Duke appointed him as Captain of the Success (30 guns). He was assigned to Sir John Kempthorne's division in the Red Squadron in August 1672. In 1673, the Duke appointed him as Captain of the Swallow. Later in 1673, Prince Rupert appointed him to command the Phoenix. Sources:
  1. 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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