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Saturday, October 01, 2005

English Captain: Thomas Rand

Thomas Rand served in the Restoration navy. He was promoted to captain in 1666. He commanded the Dutch prize Slothany (ex-Slot Hooningen). In June, at the time of the Four Days' Battle, the Slothany was lying in the Thames-Medway area short of men. He fought in the St. James's Day Battle, where the Slothany (60 guns) was assigned to Sir Joseph Jordan's division in the Red Squadron. Sources:
  1. Frank Fox, A Distant Storm: the Four Days' Battle of 1666, 1996.
  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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