Thomas Penrose

RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service1.1652CSORN
Last Known Service14.11.1667CSORN
Date of Death14.11.1667BWAS-1603

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
1.165212.1652Concord (24), Captain and Commanding OfficerB117
12.1652 CaptainBWAS-1603
12.16521655Nonsuch (34), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
18.2.1652/5320.2.1652/53Battle of Portland 
2.6.16533.6.1653Battle of the Gabbard 
1656 Bristol (50), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
6.1657 Maidstone (40), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
7.10.166414.11.1667Monck (52), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
3.6.1665 Battle of Lowestoft 
1.6.16664.6.1666Four Days Battle 
25.7.166626.7.1666St James Day Battle 

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Posted by Colin Greenstreet on Friday 21st of August 2015 07:39

Early Nov 1652 (old style): Seizure by the English of the Sampson, the Salvador, and the Saint George in the English Channel. The Salvador, and possibly the other two Silver Ships, was seized by Captain Penrose. See: TNA, HCA 13/69 Silver 1 f.15r. The "case" of the Three Silver Ships was of considerable political importance, leading to protests by the Spanish Ambassador and the Hamburg Senate, and litigation by the Flandrian Advocate on behalf of Archduke Leopold Willem. It is currently the subject of a collabortive research project by the MarineLives academic/public history project.

Captain Penrose may be Thomas Penrose, who is mentioned on Hunne 8th 1660 by Pepys in his diary, and who is descibed in the L&M Pepys Companion as "A captain in the Commonwealth navy, he held two commands 1665-7. He was arrested for debt in 1660, and Conventry's comment on him c. 1667 was 'grows debuached'." See: 'Friday 8 June 1660': The Online Diary of Samuel Pepys.

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