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Hawkins, Sir John, (1532-1595), naval commander

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Surname: Hawkins
Pretitle: Sir
Forenames: John
Gender: Male
Date: 1532-1595
History: Naval commander; Treasurer and comptroller of the Navy; introduced many improvements in ship construction for the Navy; 1588 member of Council at War at Plymouth during fight with The Armada. Later service included 1588 Gravelines, France; 1590 (with Sir Martin Frobisher) led expedition to Portuguese coast; 1595 died at sea off Puerto Rico while serving in Drake’s expedition to West Indies. Knighted in 1588 after action off Isle of Wight.
Biography: ODNB link for Hawkins, Sir John (1532-1595) Knight Naval Commander
References: DNB; NCA Rules
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/P275658 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/P144250 )
Online related resources Bibliography of British and Irish History link for Sir John Hawkins
Number Description Held by Reference Further information
1550-1650: Descriptions available at item level.
The National Archives, Kew
1550-1650: Depositions before Julius Caesar, doctor of law in the High Court of Admiralty, and...
The National Archives, Kew
1545-46: account of voyage to West Indies
Shropshire Archives
NRA 19299