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Thursday, January 29, 2004
Daniel Elsevier lived from about 1630 to 26 February 1688. He served the Admiralty of Amsterdam. He was a lieutenant in 1665, captain in 1672, Schout-bij-Nacht in 1683, and Vice-Admiral in 1686.
In 1666, he took the captured Sir George Ayscue to the Netherlands after the Four Days Battle. In 1672, he commanded the Stavoren at Solebay, where he was caught, captured, and exchanged. In 1673, he commanded the Zeelandia at Schooneveld and Kijkduin. In 1676, he commanded the Ackerboom (60 guns) in the Sound under Philips van Almonde. He fought at Bornholm and Oland against Sweden. In 1677, he was a pallbearer at De Ruyter's funeral. In 1678, he served under Evertsen in the relief fleet to Spain. In 1683, he commanded the Moriaanshoofd in the expedition of Schepers to Gothenburg and saved the Hollandia on the return voyage. This well have been the occasion when a storm sank many Dutch warships.
Hendrick Bruysvelt served the Friesland Admiralty. Mollema didn't know his birthdate, but he died in 1675. He was a captain in 1658 and Schout-bij-Nacht in 1665. From 1630 to 1644, he served in Brazil. In 1658 and 1659, he commanded the Oostergo (54 guns) under De Ruyter in the Sound. In 1665, as Schout-bij-Nacht, his flagship was the Albertina (50 guns) at the Battle of Lowestoft. In 1666, he served with distinction at the Four Days Battle, where he captured two English ships. In 1667, he commanded the Prins Hendrick Casimir (72 guns) in the raid on Chatham. In 1672 to 1673, he commanded his own ship at Solebay and Kijkduin. In 1674, he served under Cornelis Tromp on the French coast.
This information is drawn from J.C. Mollema.
Wednesday, January 28, 2004
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Monday, January 26, 2004
Richard Beach was a Royalist privateer during the First Anglo-Dutch War. Robert Blake and William Penn reported, in a letter dated 28 March 1654 (new style) that Richard Beach, and his ship, the Royal James had been captured.
The Royal James was renamed Sorlings. Dimensions:
Length of keel 86 feet Beam outside of planking 26 feet-6 inches Depth of hold 11 feet-4 inches Burden 321 tons 32 guns
The Sorlings was wrecked in 1667. In 1666, the Sorlings carried 34 guns with 22-demi-culverins (9pdr) and 12-sakers (5-1/4pdr).
This is drawn from the First Dutch War, Vol.VI and from Frank Fox's book, Great Ships: the battlefleet of King Charles II.
This rest of this is from Mollema's Honor Roll.
Adriaan de Haze
Adriaan de Haze served the Admiralty of Zeeland. We don't know, from Mollema, when he was born. He died on 23 March 1672. He was a captain in 1652. Despite that, he doesn't appear in the books, The First Dutch War and Schetsen uit de geschiedenis van ons zeewezen. In 1652, he distinguished himself at the Battle off Dover. In 1665, he fought at Lowestoft. In 1666, he commanded the Veere (or Kampveere) (46 guns) at both the Four Days Battle and the St. James Day Battle. In 1672, he was killed while commanding the Vlissingen (50 guns) when he was protecting the Smyrna convoy.
Jan van Amstel
Jan van Amstel lived from about 1620 to 29 September 1669. He served the Admiralty of Amsterdam. In 1658, he served under Abraham van der Hulst in the Hilversum (52guns) in De Ruyter's squadron in the Mediterranean Sea. In 1659, he commanded the Provinciën (40 guns) under De Ruyter in the Sound, at Funen and Nyborg. In 1664, he was a convoy commander in the Mediterreanean Sea. In 1665, he commanded the Vrijheid (58 guns) at Lowestoft. In 1666, he distinguished himself at the Four Days Battle and the St. James Day Battle. In 1667, he commanded the Tijdverdrijf (60 guns) in the raid on Chatham.
Enno Doedes Star
Enno Doedes Star lived from 1631 to 1707. He served the Admiralties of Friesland and Amsterdam. He was an Extraordinary Captain in 1658. A captain in 1665 and Vice-Admiral in 1666. From 1660 to 1661, he protected against Portuguese privateers in the Channel. In 1661 and 1664, he commanded supply ships for De Ruyter in the Mediterranean Sea. In 1664 to 1665, he served under De Ruyter off the coast of Guinea and in the West Indies. In 1666, he commanded the Gouden Leeuw (60 guns) in both the Four Days Battle and the St. James Day Battle. In 1667, he distinguished himself in the raid on Chatham and blockaded Harwich. In 1672, he commanded the Groningen at Solebay. In 1673, he distinguished himself at the Battle of the Texel (Kijkduin). In 1678, he served under Evertsen in the relief fleet near Spain. In 1691, he commanded a squadron in the combined English-Dutch fleet, the end of his service.
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Another writing project that I started in 2001 is Dutch Ships in Various Operations During the First Anglo-Dutch War. While this is very incomplete, it has grown in size to 85 pages. I would have been very excited, in the early 1990's, to have had this list of sources.
The following are the published sources that I cite, so far:
- [3DW] ed. Anderson, R.C., Journals and Narratives of the Third Dutch War, Navy Records Society, London, 1946.
- [Baltic] Anderson, R.C., Naval Wars in the Baltic, Robert Stockwell Ltd., London, 1910.
- [MM49] Anderson, R.C., "The First Dutch War in the Mediterranean" , The Mariner's Mirror, XLIX (1963), pp.241-265.
- [1DW4] ed. Atkinson, C.T., First Dutch War, Vol.IV, Navy Records Society, London, 1909.
- [1DW5] ed. Atkinson, C.T., First Dutch War, Vol.V, Navy Records Society, London, 1911.
- [1DW6] ed. Atkinson, C.T., First Dutch War, Vol.VI, Navy Records Society, London, 1930.
- [Ball] Ballhausen, Carl, Der Erste Englisch-Höllandische Seekrieg 1652-1654, Haag, 1923.
- [Boxer] Boxer, C.R., The Journal of Maarten Harpertszoon Tromp, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1930.
- [Brandt] Brandt, Gerard, Het Leven en Bedrijf van den Heere Michiel de Ruiter, Amsterdam, 1687.
- [OH17] Bredius, Dr. A., Moes, E.W., Oud-Holland, Vol.17, Amsterdam, 1899, Kraus Reprint, reprinted 1976.
- [Bruijn] Bruijn, Drs. J.R., De Oorlogvoering Ter Zee in 1673 in Journalen en Andere Stukken, Groningen, 1966.
- [Vloot] Elias, Johan E., De Vlootbouw in Nederland in de Eerste Helft der Zeventiende Eeuw, 1596-1655, Amsterdam, 1933.
- [Schetsen] Elias, Johan E., Schetsen uit de geschiedenis van ons zeewezen, 6 volumes, 's-Gravenhage, 1916-1930.
- [Weber] Van Foreest, H.A., Weber, R.E.J., De Vierdaagse Zeeslag 11-14 Juni 1666, Amsterdam, 1984.
- [4Days] Fox, Frank L., A Distant Storm, The Four Days Battle of 1666, Press of Sail Publications, Rotherfield, 1996.
- [1DW1] ed. Gardiner, Dr. S.R., First Dutch War, Vol.I, Navy Records Society, London, 1898.
- [1DW2] ed. Gardiner, Dr. S.R., First Dutch War, Vol.II, Navy Records Society, London, 1899.
- [1DW3] ed. Gardiner, Dr. S.R., and Atkinson, C.T., First Dutch War, Vol.III, Navy Records Society, London, 1905.
- [Grove] Grove, G.L., Journalen van de Admiralen Van Wassenaer-Obdam (1658/59) en De Ruyter (1659/60), Amsterdam, 1907.
- [Hondius] Hondius, Jodocus, Onstelde-Zee, oft Zee-Daden. Voorgevallen tussen de Hoogh Mogende Heeren, De Heeren Staten Generaal der Vereende Neerlanden, Amsterdam, 1654.
- [Zeewezen] de Jonge, J.C., Geschiedenis van het Nederlandsche Zeewezen, 5 Vols., Haarlem, 1858-1862.
- [Paintings] Robinson, M.S., The Paintings of the Willem Van De Veldes, Greenwich, 1990.
- [Rotterdam] Robinson, M.S., Weber, R.E.J, The Willem Van De Velde Drawings in the Boymans-Van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam, 3 Vols, 1979.
- [Thurloe] Thurloe, John, A Collection of the State Papers of John Thurloe, London, 1742.
- [Reis] Verhoog, P., Koelmans, L, De Reis van Michiel Adriaanszoon De Ruyter in 1664-1665, 's-Gravenhage, 1961.
- [LMW] Vreugdenhil, A., Ships of the United Netherlands, 1648-1702, London, 1938.