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Offline MichaelBully

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Re: Medway Raid 1667
« Reply #30 on: November 26, 2017, 14:32:29 pm »
The latest J D Davis novel 'The Devil Upon The Waves' , number 7 in The Matthew Quinton Chronicles, features the Medway Raid .
I am not a huge fan of historical novels but have read about three of 'Matthew Quinton' books, including this one, and find them jolly good fun. With an author who really knows about  the 17th century navy.

The author's blog is here

https://jddavies.com

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Re: Medway Raid 1667
« Reply #31 on: January 21, 2022, 21:14:51 pm »
12 June , 1667 , VANGUARD (1615), galleon, intentionally sunk as a blockship at Rochester, to deny upper reaches of Medway to the Dutch.

12 June , 1667 , UNITY (1665), 32gun ship, captured from the Dutch; retaken by the Hollanders near the Medway Chain.

12 June , 1667 , SANTA MARIA (1665), 4th rate, captured from the Dutch, burnt by the Dutch in the Medway.

13 June , 1667 , 2nd day of the Dutch raid; gunfire broke windows of St Mary’s Church. They were reputedly repaired at the expense of Samuel Pepys, friend of the Vicar.

14 June , 1667 , Dutch Fleet withdrew from the River Medway, taking with them the ROYAL CHARLES (1655), 1st rate of 80 guns.

17 June , 1667 , Commissioner Peter Pett, arrested and taken to Tower of London.

30 June , 1667 , Samuel Pepys at Chatham, investigating the disastrous Dutch Raid. 

01 July , 1667 , VANGUARD (1586), galleon, raised, having been sunk as a blockship, to deny access by the Dutch warships to the upper Medway. 

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Re: Medway Raid 1667
« Reply #32 on: August 08, 2023, 15:14:30 pm »
An interesting tale of Dutch sailors, punishment, and repair to a church door..
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Re: Medway Raid 1667
« Reply #33 on: February 27, 2024, 23:28:28 pm »
1870 - A Guide to Sheerness and the Isle of Sheppey. 
Very recently a tombstone was discovered in Queenborough churchyard, which originally covered the grave of a young lieutenant who was killed in this engagement while defending the forts. (Dutch Raid).