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First Reading

Ruben  •  Link

The Guernsey
a ship with the same name (as ships had a life cicle of decades it probably was the same ship) participated in the anglo dutch war.
Merchant ships had cannons and were recruited for war when necessary.
See: http://anglo-dutch-wars.blogspot.…

vicenzo  •  Link

5th rated mean [ 1st is 100+ guns; each rate down: be less ten guns]
then 5th Rate be : 40 to 32 guns and 300 to 200 able bodies including other useful ranks.

Second Reading

Bill  •  Link

The "Guernsey" (previously the "Basing") was a fifth-rate of twenty-two guns, built at Walderwick in 1654 by Jonas Shish ("Archaeologia," xlviii. 174).
---Wheatley, 1899.

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