Document: Heads of Instructions for the Fireship Lying on the Guard at Sheerness

By courtesy of W. G. Perrin, published February 1924


The Navy Office letter of 26 March 1680 instructs the officer commanding the guardship lying at Sheerness on the Medway as to how he was to perform his duties in protecting the Royal Navy vessels moored upstream at Chatham. He was to check all ships and boats using the river and in particular stop any foreign vessels from approaching the naval moorings.

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Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Administration | Navies

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