Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
Plymouth (Plimouth) 1653 rebuilt 1705 :appears not have been in the news very often, stayed afloat though.
…(1677) aboard the flagship Plymouth in another part of the Med, one man lost a hand when a gun being loaded for a salute went off accidentally, “the vent not being stop’t whilst sponging”, and another accident occurred when, on the 8th of September, “att 4 this morning the Gunn to discharge the Watch being fired, and the Shott through forgetfulness not drawne, unluckily killed a man as hee was easing himself on board.”
(Gentlemen and Tarpaulins...J.D.Davies)
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