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Sunday, October 16, 2005

English Captain: Abraham Holditch

Abraham Holditch served in the Restoration navy. In 1661, he commanded the Dutch prize Sophia. In 1665, the Duke of York appointed him as lieutenant of the Revenge. Later in 1665, he was captain of the Dutch prize Mars. The Mars had been taken by the Assurance at the end of the Battle of Lowestoft. On August 8, 1665, he was appointed to command the Bendish. He commanded her until December 1, 1665. Sources:
  1. Frank Fox, "Hired Men-of-War, 1664-7", Part II, The Mariner's Mirror Vol.84 No.2 (May 1998).
  2. 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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