Winter Guard of 1643


Fleet Formed1643
Fleet Disbanded1644


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1643/11/22Order for a Winter's Fleet, to guard the Narrow Seas.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That Nineteen of His Majesty's Ships, and Three and Twenty Merchants Ships, shall be employed as this Winter's Fleet, for the Space of Six Months, for the Defence of the Narrow Seas, and of His Majesty's Kingdoms of England and Ireland; and that the Lords and others, Commissioners of the Admiralty and Cinque Ports, do take effectual Care for the timely sitting, victualing, manning, and setting forth the said Number of Ships, in Warlike Manner, according to Custom."
 

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