Monday, August 16, 2004
Dutch captain: Eland du Bois
We don't know when Eland du Bois was born, but he died on 26 December 1676. He served the Admiralty of the Maze. He was appointed as a captain in 1665.
In 1665, he fought as a lieutenant at Lowestoft. In 1666, he commanded the Utrecht (36 guns) in the Four Days Battle and the Two Days Battle (St. James Day Battle). In 1667, he fought at Chatham. In 1672, he distinguished himself in the Battle of the Smyrna Convoy against the English (he commanded the Dordrecht (44 guns). He was severely wounded by a shot in the left hand.
In 1673, he distinguished himself in the Schooneveld battles and the Battle of the Texel.
In 1674, he commanded the Ridderschap (64 guns) under Cornelis Tromp on the French coast and in the Mediterranean Sea. In 1675, he was a convoy commander in the Sound. In 1676, he died after returning to The Hague.