Monday, March 06, 2006

English Captain: Thomas Lawson

Thomas Lawson served in the Restoration navy. He was appointed to command the Coast Frigate(34 guns) on 4 January 1665. The Coast Frigate carried 18-demi-culverins (9pdr), 14-sakers (5-1/4pdr), and 2-3pdr. He fought in the Battle of Lowestoft, where he was assigned to Sir John Lawson's division in the Red Squadron. He also took part in the attack on Bergen, where he was killed on 2 August 1665. Sources:
  1. Frank Fox, "Hired Men-of-War, 1664-7", Part II, The Mariner's Mirror Vol.84 No.2 (May 1998).
  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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