Saturday, April 01, 2006

English Captain: Robert Storey

Robert Storey served in the Commonwealth navy. From 1653 to 1654, he commanded the Dutch prize Cardiff (ex-Fortuijn). In 1654, he commanded the Dutch prize Arms of Holland (Herman Munnick's ship Wapen van Holland, captured on 22 July 1652). From 1655 to 1656, he commanded the 4th Rate Pelican. From 1656 to 1657, he commanded the 4th Rate Hampshire. He was in the Mediterranean Sea with Robert Blake and took part in the capture of the Spanish Plate fleet, loaded with riches. He took the dispatch back to England, informing the government of the success. Finally, in 1658, he commanded the 3rd Rate Fairfax. 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. C. T. Atkinson, Ed., The First Dutch War, Vol.IV, 1910
  4. Michael Baumber, General-at-Sea, 1989

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