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Sunday, October 23, 2005

English Captain: Thomas Seale

Thomas Seale served in the Restoration navy. His first appointment was as lieutenant of the Resolution in 1663. In 1664, he was promoted to captain of the Milford. In the fall of 1664, he served under Sir Thomas Allin in the Mediterranean Sea. They had hoped to take the Dutch Smyrna fleet of 33 ships, but were largely unsuccessful. Thoams Seale may have fought in the Battle of Lowestoft, still in the Milford. In 1665, he was captain of the Breda. He took part in the attack on the Dutch at Bergen on 2 August 1665. He was killed in the battle. Sources:
  1. R. C. Anderson, The Journals of Sir Thomas Allin, Vol.I 1660-1666, 1939.
  2. Frank Fox, A Distant Storm: the Four Days' Battle of 1666, 1996.
  3. 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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