On This Day in Trinity House History – 18 January

1650

Trinity House Helps Man the Royal Navy

Trinity House Court Minute:

“John Bradshawe, President of the Committee of State, asking Trinity House to engage fifty masters at 30s. per month and two hundred and fifty mariners at 21s. per month to man transports to convey soldiers to Scotland.”

11 February:

“Reply by Trinity House that few men can be found to engage, owing to the small pay.”

HMS Portsmouth, 48-gun fourth-rate, built 1650, by Willem van de Velde (Royal Museums Greenwich)

HMS Portsmouth, 48-gun fourth-rate, built 1650, by Willem van de Velde (Royal Museums Greenwich)

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