Saturday, November 06, 2004

Dutch Captain: Jacob Willemszoon Broeder

Jacob Willemszoon Broeder served the Admiralty of Amsterdam. He was promoted to captain in 1662 and was killed in action on 16 November 1692. In 1666, he fought in the Four Days Battle and the St. James's Day Battle. In 1667, he participated in the Raid on the Medway as commander of the Zeven Provinciën (46 guns). In 1673, he fought at the Schooneveld battles and at the Battle of the Texel. In 1676, he commanded the Kraanvogel (46 guns) in the battles of Etna and Palermo. In 1692, he fought five French privateers with Boutemantel and was captured. He was shortly exchanged. In the same year, he was killed while fighting with Jean Bart in the North Sea. His commands in the Second and Third Anglo-Dutch Wars (and in the continuation against the French alone):

  • 1665-1666 Dom van Utrecht (46 guns)
  • 1667 Zeven Provinciën (46 guns)
  • 1672 Edam (32 guns)
  • 1675-1676 Kraanvogel (46 guns)

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