Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
Capt. William Martin. Naval officer; he held two commissions between 1665 and his death in action in 1666.
MARTIN, William,—was made commander of the Colchester ketch in 1665, and in the following year was promoted to an hired ship of war of fifty guns, called the East India London. He was one of those brave but unfortunate victims, who contributed to purchase with their lives, the great victory gained over the Dutch on the 25th of July following.---Biographia Navalis. J. Charnock, 1794.
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