Robert Sparks


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service1645CSORN
Last Known Service1654CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
1645 Anne and Elizabeth, Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
1653 Exeter Merchant (32), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
16531654Benjamin (32), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
2.6.16533.6.1653Battle of the Gabbard 
31.7.1653 Battle of Scheveningen 

Notes on Officer


Some NotesW014
Robert Sparks fought in both the Parliamentarian and Commonwealth navies. In 1645, he commanded the Anne and Elizabeth, a hired merchant ship which was captured. In the summer of 1645, he was assigned to the "particular service" squadron. In 1653, he commanded the Exeter Merchant. From 1653 until 1654, he commanded the Benjamin (32 guns and a crew of 120 men), also a hired merchant ship. He fought in the Battle of the Gabbard, where he was assigned to Joseph Jordan's division in the Blue Squadron.

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
W014Anglo-Dutch Wars BLOGJames C BenderWeb Site

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