Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
Tredagh built by Phineas Pett II, at Ratcliffe in 1654 Renamed Resolution after the Restoration. Damaged by fire in action in 1666.
The first Resolution was the Tredagh, launched in 1653, of 66 cannon, renamed Resolution in 1660 and destroyed after grounding by a Dutch fireship in the St James's Day Battle on 4 August 1666http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Resolutionalso give the followingThe seventh Resolution was the vessel of Captain James Cook in his explorations. Re:J. J. Colledge, Ships of the Royal Navy, Greenhill Books, 1987. also from Wikipedia: The Battle of Gabbard 12/14 Jun 1653 , shows a painting of Tregagh in action with the Dutch Flag ship Brederodealong with a snippet on the battle athttp://www.answers.com/topic/battle-of-the-gabbard
Pepys' Diary: Tuesday 25 September 1660The Tredagh. This is another Irish name for Drogheda (the site of Cromwell’sinfamous alleged ... per Wheatley “‘The Tredagh’, a third-rate of fifty guns, ... http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1660/09/25/
note: facts slim as Wheatly says 50 cannon another says 66?
There was a Resolution (1650) in the Tagus estuary at Lisbon, that had carried General-at-sea Edward Popham to aid Blake.
HMS Resolution (1654) that in Aqua Scripto identifies as the first of its namehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Resolution_%28...
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