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Saturday, October 08, 2005

English Captain: William Copow

William Copow served in the Restoration navy. In 1665, he was appointed as lieutenant of the 2nd Rate Rainbow. In 1667, he was appointed as lieutenant of the hired ship Loyal Subject. In 1668, he was lieutenant of the French Ruby. In 1673, Prince Rupert appointed him as lieutenant of the Mary Rose. On 18 June 1675, the King appointed him to command the Mary Rose. On 20 November 1677, the King appointed him as First Lieutenant of the Jersey. He died sometime before 1689. Sources:
  1. David Syrett, R. L. DiNardo, The Commissioned Sea Officers of the Royal Navy 1660-1815, 1994.
  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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