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Wednesday, October 05, 2005

English Captain: Charles Montague (or Mountague)

Charles Montague (or Mountague) served in the Restoration navy. In early 1672, he was appointed by the Duke of York to command the 5th Rate Guernsey. Somewhat later, he commanded the Falcon (40 guns). He fought in the Battle of Solebay, where he was assigned to the Earl of Sandwich's division in the Blue Squadron. In August 1672. he was assigned to Sir Edward Spragge's division in the Blue Squadron. Sources:
  1. R. C. Anderson, Journals and Narratives of the Third Dutch War, 1946.
  2. Julian S. Corbett, "A Note on the Drawings in the Possession of The Earl of Dartmouth Illustrating The Battle of Solebay May 28, 1672 and The Battle of the Texel August 11, 1673", 1908.
  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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