- 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.
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
English Captain: Richard James
Richard James served in the Restoration navy. In 1660, he was appointed lieutenant of the Plymouth. In 1664, the Duke of York appointed him lieutenant of the Happy Return. Later in 1664, he was appointed lieutenant of the Centurion. In 1666, he was appointed as lieutenant of the Dover. Later in 1666, he was promoted to captain and given command of the old 4th Rate Providence (34 guns). He fought in the Four Days' Battle, where he was assigned to Sir Thomas Teddiman's division in the Blue Squadron. On 25 July 1666, he fought in the St. James's Day Battle, where he was assigned to John Kempthorne's division in the Blue Squadron. In 1672, he was appointed captain of the 2nd Rate Unicorn (56 guns). He fought in the Battle of Solebay, where he was assigned to Sir Joseph Jordan's division in the Blue Squadron. In August, he was assigned to Sir John Harman's division in the Blue Squadron. In 1673, he was appointed to command the Foresight. Finally, on 4 April 1677, the King appointed him as captain of the Portland. Sources: