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Beach, Sir Richard (d. 1692), naval officer

C. S. Knighton

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/66460

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Beach, Sir Richard (d. 1692), naval officer, first appears as captain of the royalist St Michael in 1651. By 1654 he was 'admiral' of a squadron of three frigates operating out of Brest, whose capture was a priority for the parliamentary admirals Blake...

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