Friday, March 03, 2006

English Captain: Henry Hide

Henry Hide served in the Restoration navy. In 1662, the Duke of York appointed him as Lieutenant of the Yarmouth. In 1663, he was Lieutenant of the old 2nd Rate Rainbow. In 1664, he was appointed as Captain of the old Royalist prize Lizard. Later in 1664, he was Captain of the Sapphire. He fought in the Battle of Lowestoft where he was assigned to Sir William Berkeley's division in the Red Squadron. He is not mentioned further in our sources. Sources:
  1. Frank Fox, A Distant Storm: the Four Days' Battle of 1666, 1996.
  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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