Saturday, July 15, 2006

English Captain: Richard Willoughby

Richard Willoughby served in the Parliamentarian navy. From 1644 until 1647, he commanded the Globe. The Globe was a vessel of 300 tons armed with 24 guns and with a crew of 100 men. In 1644, he was assigned to the Summer Guard and the Winter Guard. In the summer of 1645, he was assigned to the Irish Guard. Later, he was assigned to the Winter Guard for 1645. In the 1646, he was with the Irish Guard in the summer and in the Winter Guard. He continued in command of the Globe in the summer of 1647, in some unknown capacity. From 1647 until 1649, he commanded the new frigate Nonsuch. He commanded the Nonsuch in the Irish Guard in the summer of 1648 and again in the Winter Guard. Sources:
  1. R. C. Anderson, List of English Naval Captains 1642-1660, 1964
  2. J. R. Powell, The Navy in the English Civil War, 1962

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