Wednesday, April 12, 2006

English Captain: Peter Whittey (Whitty, or White)

Peter Whittey (Whitty, or White) served in the Parliamentarian and Commonwealth navies. In 1643, he commanded the Notterdam (6 guns abd a crew if 29 men). He was assigned to the Summer guard in 1643. In 1644, he commanded the Crescent (14 guns, a crew of 50 men, and a size of 140 tons). He was assigned to the Summer Guard in 1644. In 1646, he commanded the hired merchantman President, which was lying in the Thames in the summer. In 1653, he commanded the hired merchantman Freeman. Sources:
  1. R. C. Anderson, List of English Naval Captains 1642-1660, 1964
  2. R. C. Anderson, Lists of Men-of-War 1650-1700: Part I English Ships 1649-1702, 1966
  3. J. R. Powell, The Navy in the English Civil War, 1962

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