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Charlie Corbett  •  Link

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"

Paul Brewster  •  Link

The Cheriton was renamed the Speedwell in the mass renaming described at http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1…
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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Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.