Hendrick Claeszoon Swart
He lived until 6 September 1652. He served the Admiralty of Amsterdam. He was an Ordinary Captain in 1650.
In 1636, he distinguished himself and received a gold medal for capturing a Dunkirker. In 1643, he was in the blockade service before Dunkirk under Tromp and De With. In 1651 and 1652, he commanded the Vereenigde Provinciën under Catz before Livorno. He was killed, serving under Van Galen, in the Battle of Monte Cristo (Elba).
Jacob Andrieszoon Swart
He lived from about 1620 to 8 May 1679, and a captain for the Admiralty of Amsterdam. He was an Extraordinary Captain in 1652 and an Ordinary Captain in 1654.
In 1652 and 1653, he fought in the sea battles of the First Anglo-Dutch War, and distinguished himself at the Battle of Scheveningen (Ter Heide). In 1654, he served in the relief force sent to Brazil, but they arrived at the capitulation. In 1656, he commanded the three-masted yacht, Windhond (22 guns) under Van Wassenaer in the Sound and before Danzig. In 1659, he commanded the Vrede (40 guns) under De Ruyter in the Mediterranean Sea, and at Funen and Nyborg. In 1661, he commanded the Asperen (32 guns) under De Ruyter in the Mediterranean Sea an don the Portuguese coast. In 1665, he commanded the Huis te Kruiningen (62 guns) at the Battle of Lowestoft. In 1666, he distinguished himself on the Deventer in the Four Days and St. James Day Battles. In 1667, he commanded the Stad en Lande in the Raid on Chatham.
Jacob Corneliszoon Swart
He lived from about 1630 to about 1680. He served the Admiralty of Amsterdam and was a captain in 1659.
In 1659, he commanded the Dom van Utrecht (40 guns) under De Ruyter in the Sound. In 1661 and 1664, he served under De Ruyter in the Mediterranean Sea, on the Portuguese coast, and in the expeditions sent to Guinea and the West Indies. In 1666, he commanded the Provincie van Utrecht (60 guns) in the Four Days and St. James Day Battles. In 1667, he took part in the Raid on Chatham. In 1669, he served under Van der Zaan against the Algerians. He was dismissed due to an absence from duty. 1675, was taken back into the service. In 1676 and 1677, he fought under Schepers against Sweden at Malmö.
Jacob Pieterszoon Swart
He was a captain for the Admiralty of the Maze. He was a captain in 1666.
In 1666, he commanded the Schiedam (22 guns) in the Four Days and St. James Day Battles. In 1667, he fought at Chatham. He commanded the frigate Rotterdam (30 guns) in 1673, and fought at the Schooneveld Battles and at the Battle of the Texel. In 1674, he served under Cornelis Tromp on the French coast.
Jan Swart lived from about 1640 to 3 March 1677. He served the Admiralty of Amsterdam. He was a skipper in 1664, a lieutenant in 1666, a captain-Lieutenant in 1666, and a captain in 1673.
In 1666, he served as a lieutenant under Cornelis Tromp in the Four Days and St. James Day Battles. In 1667, he served as captain-lieutenant under Palm at the Raid on Chatham. In 1676 and 1677, he commanded the Middelburg (32 guns) in the expedition, under Benckes, to the West Indies. He ship was burnt in the action against d'Estrées at Tobago.
Volckert Hendrickszoon Swart
He lived from 1643 to 29 August 1673, and was a captain for the Admiralty of Amsterdam. He was a captain in 1666.
In 1666, he was the flag captain of Van Ghent in the Four Days and St. James Day Battles. In 1672, he commanded the Oisterwijck at the Battle of Solebay. In 1673, he commanded the Callantsoog (70 guns) at Schooneveld and the Battle of the Texel (Kijkduin), and was wounded and died at the last battle.Sources:
- Dr. J.R. Bruijn, De Oorlogsvoering Ter Zee in 1673 in Journalen en Andere Stukken, Groningen, 1966.
- J.C. Mollema, "The Honor Roll", contained as an appendix to Vol. 2 of Geschiedenis van Nederland ter Zee, 4 Vols., Amsterdam, 1939-1941