28 Aug 2005, 11:08 p.m. - Terry Foreman

HMS Nantwich, built by Baylie @ Bristol, 1654, renamed Breda after the Restoration but wrecked in 1666. http://www.battleships-cruisers.co.uk/sailship.htm

28 Aug 2005, 11:21 p.m. - Terry Foreman

(1) The first ship {re-]named Breda was an Elizabeth class 4th Rate Frigate. After it was lost in 1666, there were two other sailing ships named Breda: (2) A Third Rate 70 Gun Ship built by Betts, Harwich 1679, accidentally burnt in 1690. (3) Another Third Rate 70 Gun Ship built by Lawrence @ Woolwich, April 1692; Broken up in 1730. http://www.battleships-cruisers.co.uk/sailship.htm

4 Sep 2005, 4:34 p.m. - Sjoerd

For people who - like me - were surprised at this perseverence in naming British ships after this rather provincial Dutch town... the explanantion is here: http://www.british-civil-wars.co.uk/glossary/declaration-breda.htm

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