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1675 - Charles II nearly drowns

The King was very pleased with two yachts designed and built by Anthony Deane for use by Louis XIV on his lake at Versailles. These were delivered to France by Deane and Will Hewer, Samuel Pepys clerk, at the beginning of August.

The New Royal Navy consisted of 151 ships and lesser craft totalling 70,587 tons.

Charles II nearly drowned aboard “Greyhound” coming to launch “Royal James” (Deane) on 2nd July. Anthony Deane knighted at the launch.