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Thursday, March 02, 2006

English Captain: Robert Hatubb

Robert Hatubb served in the Restoration navy. He commanded the hired ship George (40 guns) from 18 February 1665 until 28 September. He was apparently appointed as a captain in 1664, but the George was not hired until early 1665. He fought in the Battle of Lowestoft, where he was assigned to Sir William Berkeley's division in the Red Squadron. During the operation against Bergen, he was with the main fleet, and not present. He took part in the actions of 3 and 9 September 1665, shortly before his ship was paid off. Robert Hatubb was apparently not employed again, although he seems to be performed credibly. He at least was not courtmartialed or dismissed. Sources:
  1. Frank Fox, A Distant Storm: the Four Days' Battle of 1666, 1996.
  2. Frank Fox, "Hired Men-of-War, 1664-7", Part II, The Mariner's Mirror Vol.84 No.2 (May 1998).
  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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