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First Reading

vincent  •  Link

Plymouth (Plimouth) 1653 rebuilt 1705 :appears not have been in the news very often, stayed afloat though.

Pedro  •  Link

Notícias…The Plymouth.

…(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)

Third Reading

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

Charles Miller gives us a
Bit of nautical trivia re the 'Plymouth':
Capt. John Hayward was only in command of her between 14 June to 24 August, 1660.
She was a Third Rate (or 'Middling Ship') built by John Taylor at Wapping, ordered 1652 and commissioned 1654.
She was 139.5 ft. long and displaced 741 tons, carried a crew of 260 with 52 guns, completed at an initial cost of £5,372.5.0d.
She had quite a long life and was re-built as a Fourth Rate at Blackwall in 1703-5 - but foundered with all hands in Channel 11 August, 1705.

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