Talk:William Penn (Royal Navy officer)

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didn't william penn conquer jamaica for the british empire?

Role in the First-Anglo Dutch Wars[edit]

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Winn3317 20:09, 3 May 2007 (UTC)

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Needs better organization (paragraphs, headings, etc.) and citations. Coemgenus 15:41, 27 February 2007 (UTC)

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Based on the text of the article, Penn was never a Royal Navy officer. He was in the Commonwealth/Protectorate Navy, and he was then an MP. I assume I can't move the page without an account so haven't done so, but it may be worth doing for the sake of accuracy.86.156.210.168 (talk) 18:52, 4 April 2018 (UTC)Ed

Under Charles II he was not only a member of the Navy Board but, as the article says (misleadingly under "Political career"), in 1665 flag captain to the Duke of York (Lord High Admiral) and later that year commanded a fleet. So he was actually a Royal Navy officer. I agree that it is not a good title, but it is not incorrect.--Martin Wyatt (talk) 21:11, 4 April 2018 (UTC)