Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
Riches Ubter(t) (d1669) Naval commander who held 5 commissions as captain 1661-1668 and was Rear Admiral in 1666. His wife Mary was sister of Thomas Allin.
UTBER, Richard,—descended from a very respectable family long settled at Lowestoffe, in Suffolk, commanded the Montague in 1661, the Phenix in 1663, and the Essex in 1664. At the commencement of the Dutch war in 1665, he was appointed to the Rupert. He behaved with the most conspicuous gallantry in the action with the Dutch, in the same year when Opdam was blown up, and the enemy totally defeated; as also in the first action in the following year, when the duke of Albemarle, with two divisions only of the fleet, withstood, for three days, the whole naval force of the United Provinces; and when joined by the white squadron, under prince Rupert, drove them backward, with ignominy, to their own coasts. In testimony of the high sense entertained of his bravery on these occasions he was, on the 12th of June, 1666, appointed to act as rear-admiral of the white squadron under sir Thomas Allen.---Biographia Navalis. J. Charnock, 1794.
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