Richard Poole


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service1665CSORN
Last Known Service1.5.1666CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
1665 CaptainCSORN
2.3.1664/651.5.1666Drake (14), Captain and Commanding OfficerB051
3.6.1665 Battle of Lowestoft 


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Posted by Brian on Saturday 30th of January 2016 18:13

1665, Dover, March 1 - Captain Poole, Commander of the Drake frigate, having sent in 5 prizes hither the last week; Two days since met with a small French vessel of 60 tons, which he forced on shore near Bulloigne, but going aboard to see what lading she had, he was assaulted from the shore by the people, with muskets and stones, and what weapons on the sudden they could meet with. But the Captain setting the vessel on fire, got aboard the Drake, and firing a broadside or two, quickly dispersed the French and returned hither.

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