1673 - New Commissioner of Dockyard
Anthony Deane promoted to Commissioner of the Dockyard. In January “Resolution”, a 3rd rate, was about to set sail when the Yeoman of the Powder Room decided to inspect the powder chest, which he erroneously believed empty. The ships cat, in pursuit of a rat, knocked the candle from his hand into the chest which was far from empty. Amid a series of explosions the crew took to the water whilst the Commander heroically staved beer barrels and flooded the powder.