Tuesday, August 03, 2004
I have learned two new pieces of information about the First Anglo-Dutch War. At the Battle of Scheveningen, the ship that Jan Coenders commanded was the Frisian fluit Graaf Willem. We don't know anything more about the ship, except that she was hired by the Admiralty of Friesland. The other piece of news is that there was one more ship lost at the Battle of Scheveningen that I had not realized. Cornelis Pietersz. Taenman commanded the Noorderkwartier ship Prins Maurits (32 guns). At the Battle of Scheveningen, he acted as Vice-Admiral to Pieter Florissen. He fought in the rear-guard, protecting the retreating Dutch fleet. At the latitude of the North Maasbank, his ship was lost.