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Sir John Pennington


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Baptism9.8.1584ODNB
First Known Service1620ref:655
FatherRobert Penington (d. 1612), a tanner.ODNB
MotherElizabethODNB
Last Known Service4.1643ref:655
Date of Death9.1646ref:655
Will Probated28.5.1648, PROB 11/204/418

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
1624 CaptainBWAS-1603
1624 
Vanguard (40) 1615-1631
British 40 Gun
2nd Rate Great Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1603
1625 
Vanguard (40) 1615-1631
British 40 Gun
2nd Rate Great Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer
ref:1027
16261627
Red Lion (40) 1609-1638
British 40 Gun
2nd Rate Great Ship
, Unknown and Commanding Officer
 
16311632
Convertine (30) 1616-1648
British 30 Gun
3rd Rate Middling Ship
1620 Renamed "Convertine"
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1603
5.16311633
Bonaventure (28) 1621-1653
British 28 Gun
3rd Rate Middling Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1603
1633 
Vanguard (56) 1631-1667
British 56 Gun
2nd Rate Great Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer
W014
15.4.1633 
Charles (44) 1633-1650
British 44 Gun
2nd Rate Great Ship
1649 Renamed "Liberty"
, Captain and Commanding Officer
ref:1070
14.4.1634 Appointed Knight BachelorE-WIKI
16351636
Swiftsure (42) 1621-1654
British 42 Gun
2nd Rate Great Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1603
11.16351636
Vanguard (56) 1631-1667
British 56 Gun
2nd Rate Great Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer
W014
1636 
Saint Andrew (42) 1622-1666
British 42 Gun
2nd Rate Great Ship
1650 Renamed "Andrew"
1660 Renamed "Saint Andrew"
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1603
1636 
Anne Royal (42) 1608-1636
British 42 Gun
1st Rate Ship Royal
, Vice-Admiral and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1603
1637 
Swiftsure (42) 1621-1654
British 42 Gun
2nd Rate Great Ship
, Vice-Admiral and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1603
1638 
Saint Andrew (42) 1622-1666
British 42 Gun
2nd Rate Great Ship
1650 Renamed "Andrew"
1660 Renamed "Saint Andrew"
, Vice-Admiral and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1603
1639 
Rainbow (64) 1617-1680
British 64 Gun
2nd Rate Great Ship
, Admiral and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1603
1640 
James (48) 1634-1682
British 48 Gun
2nd Rate Great Ship
1660 Renamed "Old James"
, Admiral and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1603
1641 AdmiralBWAS-1603
1641 
Saint Andrew (42) 1622-1666
British 42 Gun
2nd Rate Great Ship
1650 Renamed "Andrew"
1660 Renamed "Saint Andrew"
, as Flag Officer, Admiral
BWAS-1603
1642 Commander of the Summer Guard of 1642  
4.1643 Admiral of the FleetODNB
4.1643 Appointed Admiral of the Fleet by the King. His command consisting of around 18 armed merchantmen at Bristol.ODNB
1646 Commander of the Summer Guard of 1646  


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