Sunday, February 22, 2004
Karel van der Putte
Karel van der Putte lived from about 1640 to 1695. He served the Admiralty of Zeeland.
In May 1672, at the time of the Battle of Solebay, he commanded the Zeeland frigate Ter Goes (34 guns). There is evidence that in both July and September 1672, he still commanded the Ter Goes. By 23 May 1673, he commanded the Domburg (60 guns). That was still true in August 1673, at the time of the Battle of the Texel (Kijkduin). In June 1674, he commanded the Vlissingen (50 guns). This was during the expedition to Martinique. He served under Michiel de Ruyter, and is listed with that fleet in Brandt's book. In 1688, he was a Vice-Admiral, and his flagship was the Gekroonde Burg (60 guns). He was in the fleet that took Willem III to England.
Brandt, Gerard, Het Leven en Bedrijf van den Heere Michiel de Ruiter, Amsterdam, 1687.
Bruijn, Drs. J.R., De Oorlogvoering Ter Zee in 1673 in Journalen en Andere Stukken, Groningen, 1966.
De Jonge, J.C., Geschiedenis van het Nederlandsche Zeewezen, Vol. III, Zwolle, 1869.