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- David Syrett, R. L. DiNardo, The Commissioned Sea Officers of the Royal Navy 1660-1815, 1994.
- J.R. Tanner, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Naval Manuscripts in the Pepysian Library at Magdalene College, Cambridge, Vol.I, 1903.
Sunday, October 02, 2005
English Captain: David Trotter
David Trotter served in the Restoration navy. In 1665, he was lieutenant of the Jersey. In 1670, he was lieutenant of the Foresight. In 1672, the Duke of York appointed him as captain of the Emsworth sloop. Apparently by August 1672, he was appointed as captain of the Richmond. On 9 March 1673, the King appointed him captain of the Speedwell. Later in 1673, he was captain of the Dragon. On 5 April 1677, the King appointed him captain of the Kingfisher. On 11 March 1680 (they called it 1679 in the old style system), he was appointed by the commissioners as captain of the Mermaid. Finally, on 4 November 1682, the commissioners appointed him as captain of the Foresight. He died in late 1682. Sources: