Sunday, April 03, 2005

Aert Janszoon van Nes

Aert van Nes went to sea in 1637. He was born in Rotterdam in 1626 and lived until 14 September 1693. He commanded the 26-gun ship Gelderland in 1652. At the Battle of the Sound in 1658, he commanded the Wapen van Rotterdam (40 guns). He was a flag officer in the Four Days Battle and St. James's Day Battle in 1666. He took part in the Raid on Chatham in 1667, the Battle of Solebay in 1672, the two Schooneveld battles and the Battle of the Texel in 1673. His nickname was the Jonge Boer Jaap. He was promoted to captain on 23 August 1652, and to Schout-bij-Nacht on 3 March 1662, Vice-Admiral on 29 January 1665, and lieutenant-admiral on 24 February 1666. He served until April 1693. I have augmented what Luc Eekhout listed about Aert van Nes.

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