Monday, June 19, 2006

Ayscue's squadron sent to Barbados, returning in early 1652

Sir George Ayscue was sent with a squadron to Barbados to take action against Royalists and Dutch merchants trading there. The squadron returned home sometime in early 1652. This is the list of ships:
Rate Ship                 Date   Guns Crew  Commander
2nd  Rainbow              1617   52   280   Sir George Ayscue
4th  Amity                1650   36   150   Michael Packe
5th  Success (M)          1650   30    90   Edward Witheridge
5th  Ruth (M)                    30    80   Edward Thompson
5th  Brazil frigate (M)          24    70   Thomas Heath
5th  Malaga Merchant (M)         30    90   Henry Collins
4th  Increase of London (M)      36   100   Thomas Varvell
  1. R. C. Anderson, Lists of Men-of-War 1650-1700: Part I English Ships 1649-1702, 1966
  2. Dr. S.R. Gardiner, Ed., The First Dutch War, Vol.I, 1898

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