On This Day in Trinity House History – 26 July

1588

The Master of Trinity House assists the fight against the Spanish Armada

 The Spanish Armada and English ships in August 1588, by unknown painter (English School, 16th century)

The Spanish Armada and English ships in August 1588, by unknown painter (English School, 16th century)

Spanish Armada: On hearing of the approach of the Spanish Armada, Captain Robert Salmon, the Master, offered thirty sail of Merchant Ships to join the Lord Admiral in four days.

The flag taken from the Spaniards by Sir Francis Drake was thereafter on display at Trinity House, but was unfortunately lost in the fire of 1715 which claimed Trinity House in Water Lane.

 

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