Thursday, November 18, 2004

Dutch Captain: Adriaan Teding van Berkhout

Mollema's "Honor Roll" briefly mentions Adriaan Teding van Berkhout. He served the Admiralty of the Noorderkwartier, and was a lieutenant in 1652. He was promoted to captain in 1665. In 1652-1653, he served as a lieutenant, under Cornelis Tromp, in the Mediterranean Sea. In 1666, he fought in the Four Days Battle and the St. James's Day Battle. We also know that he commanded the Prinses Roijaal (40 guns) from June to August 1665. In 1666, he commanded the Drie Helden Davids (48 guns). In 1671, he commanded the small Noorderkwartier frigate Zierikzee (24 guns and a crew of 87 sailors and 35 soldiers). I have a note that says he commanded the Akerboom at the Battle of the Texel, but I believe that must be an error, and that it was Jacob Teding van Berkhout.

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