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A GREAT VICTORY AT SEA Againſt the Iriſh Rebels, by Captaine ROBERT DARE Commander of the ENGLISH: WHERE Were taken the Earle of Antrim his great Ship,

  • 22 Peeces of Ordnance,
  • 3 Barrels of Gun-powder,
  • 100 Muskets,
  • 200 Halberts, Pikes, and other weapons,
  • Divers Armes and Ammunition,
  • 20 Barrels of Beefe,
  • 40 Barrels of Beer and Wine,
  • Good ſtore of furniture for the Ship,
  • Divers Cheſts, Trunkes, and Boxes,
  • 25 Of Captain Dares men ſlain, and ſore wounded.

Printed at London by Robert Ibbitſon in Smithfield, neere the Queens-head Tavern. 164.

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A Great VICTORY At SEA, Againſt the Iriſh Rebels, by Captain Robert Dare, Commander of the Engliſh, where were taken the Earle of Antrim his great ſhip, and 22 pieces of Ordnance.


HIs Majeſty ſeeing that His Attendants muſt be reduced, is not well-pleaſed. He is loath to be hindred from the Common Prayer, and his old Friends; But Collonell Hammond is reſolved (to his utmoſt) to put in execution ſuch Orders as ſhall be ſent to him from the Parliament, and the Generals Excellency.

2His Majeſty went forth this morning to walk about the Caſtle; and Collonell Hammond was with him: Collonell Harbert and ſome others attended him. He was merry at Dinner, and afterwards went into his privy Chamber, where he is ſtill private.

We had news here of a Deſigne in hand to invade this Iſland, and that Van-Trump with ſome Dutch ſhips ſhould joyne with ſome Dunkerks, and Iriſh to come hither, but we fear them not, the Vice-Admi­rall Rainsborough having left us a ſtrong guard at Sea, and the Governour having had a great care to ſtreng­then us in the Iſland.

There have beene ſome ſuſpitious perſons lately put away from hence. We want (now) monies moſt to ſupply ſome defects.

There was a great ſhip of the Iriſh Rebels, upon the South-weſt of Ireland, that ridde towards Gal­loway, that is taken by Captaine Dare as is certified by Letters come to the Commanders of the ſhips that ride upon our Guard, which was thus.

Captaine Dare Commander of the Conſtant Warwick (one of the Parliaments ſhips that carries 28 peece of Ordnance, having notice that there was ſome Iriſh ſhips that had taken ſome Marchants veſſels paſſing neere the South of Ireland) ſaled that way, and diſ­cloſed (at laſt) ſome veſſels, which hee perecived to be Iriſh, and thereupon he made towards them.

But none would endure ingagement with Cap­taine Dare, untill at laſt hee forced a great ſhip of theirs with two and twenty peece of Ordance to en­gage.

Captaine Dare made ſhot at him and the Rebels3 ſhot again at the Conſtant Warwick, and it grew to be a very hot diſpute, and both veſſels was battered.

At laſt Captaine Dare boorded the Rebels, and tooke her, but not without great loſſe, having 25 of his men killed and wounded.

But Captaine Robert Dare hath taken the Rebels ſhip, which is one of the beſt Friggots that the Earle of Antrim hath, and it was a gallant peece of ſer­vice by Captaine Dare.

We have news here that Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales ſhould have gone into Holland, but they have denyed him there, ſuppoſing that it would bee charges to them, and perhaps occaſion the Queene to follow, The Prince is now well.

His Highneſſe is ſtill with His Mother in France, the Earle of Yarmouth, and the reſt of the Grandees, are with the Queene of England at St. Jermans but all very poore, and want money much.

THE Copy of a Letter ſent from CORK in IRELAND.

Noble Sir,

OWen Roe ſhewed ſome diſcon­tent to the ſupreme Councell of4 the Rebels, that the Lord Taffe ſhould receive immediate Command from them, and having been deſtroyed by the Lord Inchequin, they were con­ſtrained to content Owen Roe, and made him Generaliſsimo, all Generall Officers, and Brigades, being wholly put under his command, in all Coun­ties, hee is deſigning Forces againſt Munſter of which the Lord Inchequin hath received advertiſement, and pre­pares to oppoſe them,

The Rebels threaten to put all men, women, and children to the ſword that oppoſe them.

They are ſtrong at Sea, and have taken divers Marchants ſhips, it is ſaid here, that the Earle of Antrim hath ſome Deſigne againſt England,5 it is good to be in readineſſe with the Engliſh Navy.

Captain Robert Dare Comman­der of the Conſtant Warwick (one of the Men of VVarre for the Parlia­ment of England) had a great fight with an Iriſh Frigot, Manned by the Earle of Antrim, with the verieſt Rogues that ever were put into a ſhip. But Captaine Dare hath taken the Rebels, but not without loſſe of men; I pray God that the eyes of the Eng­liſh may be opened (in time) to relieve this poore Kingdome, which is all at preſent from

Your faithfull Friend, Francis More.

Taken by Captain Robert Dare Com­mander of the Conſtant Warwick, as followeth.

  • 22 Peeces of Ordnance,
  • 3 Barrels of Gunpowder,
  • 100 Muskets,
  • 200 Halberts, Pikes, and other weapons,
  • Divers Armes, and Ammunition,
  • 20 Barrels of Beefe,
  • 40 Barrels of Bear and Wine,
  • Good ſtore of furniture for the Ship,
  • Divers Cheſts, Trunks and Boxes.
  • 25 Of Captain Dares men ſlain, and ſore wounded.


Gil. Mabbot.

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TextA great victory at sea against the Irish rebels, by Captaine Robert Dare commander of the English: where were taken the Earle of Antrim his great ship, 22 peeces of ordnance, 3 barrels of gun-powder, 100 muskets, ... 25 of Captain Dares men slain, and sore wounded.
AuthorMoore, Francis, d. 1662..
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Bibliographic informationA great victory at sea against the Irish rebels, by Captaine Robert Dare commander of the English: where were taken the Earle of Antrim his great ship, 22 peeces of ordnance, 3 barrels of gun-powder, 100 muskets, ... 25 of Captain Dares men slain, and sore wounded. Moore, Francis, d. 1662.. [2], 6 p. by Robert Ibbitson in Smithfield, neere the Queens-head Tavern,Printed at London :1648.. ("The copy of a letter sent from Cork in Ireland", p. 3-5, signed: Francis More.) (Annotation on Thomason copy: "Feb: 10th."; the 8 in imprint date crossed out and date altered to 1647.) (Reproduction of the original in the British Library.)
  • Dare, Robert, -- Captain -- Early works to 1800.
  • Naval battles -- England -- Early works to 1800.
  • Great Britain -- History -- Civil War, 1642-1649 -- Naval operations -- Early works to 1800.
  • Ireland -- History -- 1625-1649 -- Early works to 1800.

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