CLAYTON, LAWRENCE [SSNE 6053]

Surname
CLAYTON, CLITON
First name
LAWRENCE
Title/rank
CAPTAIN
Nationality
SCOT or ENGLISH
Region
Social status
Education
Religion

Text source

Lawrence Clayton is noted as commanding a small fleet in Swedish service between 1599-1610. In 1601 he took a small fleet to Pernau, and in 1602 he was engaged in naval manoeuvres off Riga.

G. Arteus, Till Militärstatens Förhistoria: Krig, professionalisering och social förändring under Vasasönernas regering, (Stockholm, 1986), p.192; R.C. Anderson, Naval Wars in the Baltic 1522- 1850, (London, 1969), 22-23.

Service record

SWEDEN, NAVY
Arrived 1599-01-01, as CAPTAIN
Departed 1610-12-31, as CAPTAIN, SQUADRON COMMANDER
Capacity OFFICER, purpose NAVAL