Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
Captain of the Diamond who was killed while capturing a Dutch Privateer sometime around the 16th April 1665.
GOLDING, John,—was appointed to the command of the Katherine yacht in 1661, and to the Mary yacht in the same year. In 1664 he was removed into the Diamond frigate. He had the melancholy honour of being the first commander who fell, after the declaration of war against Holland, being killed in the month of February, 1665, in an engagement with a Dutch frigate, which is, by Kennet, called a Direction ship, of thirty-two guns, commanded by young Evertzen, son to the admiral. The enemy's ship was captured: a poor, and very inadequate compensation for the loss of so gallant a man!---Biographia Navalis. J. Charnock, 1794.
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