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Charlie Corbett   Link to this

I assume this ship is named after the Battle of Cheriton, which took place in March 1644

" . . .over 2,000 men perished in the fighting before the battle was decided in favour of the Parliamentarians"

vincent   Link to this

web site, civil war interest
The Royalists and the Parliamentarians fought on Cheriton Down in 1644.

Paul Brewster   Link to this

The Cheriton was renamed the Speedwell in the mass renaming described at http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1660/05/23/
Under either identity it was a fifth-rate of twenty guns built at Deptford in 1655 by Mr. Callis.
per Wheatley

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