Wednesday, April 06, 2005
Abraham van der Hulst
This is what Luc Eekhout had to say about Abraham van der Hulst. He was born in Amsterdam on 11 April 1619. He fought in the Battle of Scheveningen in 1653 (as well as other battles in the First Anglo-Dutch War). He also fought at the Battle of Lowestoft in 1665. He was killed in the Four Days Battle on 12 June 1666. He was hit by a musket shot. He served the Admiralty of Amsterdam. In 1650, he was appointed Kapitein-ter-Zee extra-ordinarie. In 1653, he was promoted to Kapitein-ter-Zee. On 25 July 1665, he was promoted to Vice-Admiral.