Thursday, June 22, 2006

English Captain: John Grove

John Grove served in both the Commonwealth and Restoration navies. From 1653 until 1654, he commanded the 4th Rate Marmaduke. From 1654 until 1655, he commanded the Dutch prize Cardiff (ex-Fortuijn). From 1655 until after the Restoration, he commanded the 5th Rate Pembroke. He was continued in command in 1660, although it is not clear for how long. He died sometime before 1689. 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. David Syrett, R. L. DiNardo, The Commissioned Sea Officers of the Royal Navy 1660-1815, 1994
  4. 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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