English naval captain
Captaincy – Master
Seamanship – Master
Sir Salvation Leigh (b. 1599) was born and raised in Devon, the son of Sir Amyas Leigh, one of Queen Elizabeth’s Sea Dogs. Like his famous father, Leigh pursued a life at sea, serving under Sir John Peyton on the expedition to Venice in 1618 and under Sir Richard Mansell on the expedition to chastise the corsairs of Algiers in 1620, after which he participated in a cruise of the Caribbean and the coast of North America. He commanded the Rainbow in 1624, delivering Sir Isaac Wake, the English ambassador, to Savoy; in 1626 he was given command of a squadron of five ships with which to protect English commerce in the Mediterranean.
Leigh is highly regarded by Lord Buckingham, the Lord High Admiral of England, and respected by his peers and subordinates alike.
Leigh is half-Carib Indian, as are his twin sisters, Frances and Rose.