Author Results for David Buisseret

The Loss of H.M.S. Norwich off Port Royal in June 1682

By David Buisseret

HMS Norwich, a 28 gun frigate under Captain Heywood arrived in Jamaica in 1680 to catch pirates and interlopers. In 1682, on returning from Cartagena, she ran aground on a reef. A bower anchor was laid astern, merchants’ stores and guns unloaded but a leak started, occasioning continuous labour at the pumps. After a day […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Caribbean | Shipwrecks
Subjects include: Navies | Ship Handling & Seamanship