(1561–1617) English privateer and sea captain who commanded the Virginia Company's first fleet (1606) and was a member of the first council that chose Jamestown for the settlement. Newport made numerous voyages back and forth from Jamestown to England, on one of which he brought Thomas Gates. After his final return to England (1612), Newport sailed for the East India Company.
From The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Warfare and Defence.