Christopher Newport Sailor

Christopher Newport (1561–1617) was an English seaman and privateer. He is best known as the captain of the Susan Constant, the largest of three ships which carried settlers for the Virginia Company in 1607 on the way to find the settlement at Jamestown in the Virginia Colony, which became the first permanent English settlement in North America. He was also in overall command of the other two ships on that initial voyage, in order of their size, the Godspeed and the Discovery. He made several voyages of supply between England and Jamestown; in 1609, he became Captain of the Virginia Company's new supply ship, Sea Venture, which met a hurricane during the Third Supply mission, and was shipwrecked on an unnamed archipelago which became known as Bermuda. Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia is named for Newport. It is also possible, but less than certain, that Newport News Point (later within the city of the same name) was named for him. For almost twenty years, Newport worked as a privateer who raided Spanish freighters off and on in the Caribbean. The spoils from these missions were shared with London merchants who funded them.

Personal details

Date of birth
December, 1561
Place of birth
Limehouse
Nationality
England
Date of death
1617 at age of #<ArgumentError: invalid date>
Place of death
Banten

Namesakes

1.Christopher Newport University

Colleges/University
Christopher Newport University, or CNU, is a public liberal arts university located in Newport News, Virginia, United States. CNU is the youngest comprehensive university in the commonwealth of Virginia. The institution is named after Christopher Newport, who was a buccaneer and captain of the Susan Constant, the largest of three ships that carried settlers for the Virginia Company in 1607 on the way to find the settlement at Jamestown in the Virginia Colony, which became the first permanent English settlement in North America.
Located in Geolocation Founded Headquarters Type Official website
Newport News, Virginia
37.06381,-76.4942
1960
1 Avenue of the Arts, 23606 - Newport News, Virginia
Public university, Liberal arts college

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