Sunday, April 17, 2005
Dutch Admiral: Gerard Callenburgh
Gerard Callenburgh was born in Willemstad on 6 December 1642. He died at Vlaardingen on 8 October 1722. He was a member of the corporation of Vlaardingen from 1678-1711. He commanded in the battles of Beachy Head (1690) and La Hogue (1692) and at the capture of Gibraltar in 1704. He originally served the Admiralty of the Maze (Rotterdam). He was a 2nd Lieutenant in 1666. He was promoted to lieutenant on 10 February 1671. On 15 March 1673, he was appointed as an extraordinary captain. On 13 February 1674, he was promoted to captain. He was appointed as Vice-Admiral on 16 April 1689 by the Admiralty of the Noorderkwartier. On 18 April 1692, he was appointed as Vice-Admiral by the Admiralty of the Maze. On 20 November 1697, he was appointed as Lieutenant-Admiral by the Admiralty of the Noorderkwartier. The Admiralty of Amsterdam appointed him as Lieutenant-Admiral on 14 February 1709. On 19 February 1711, he was appointed Lieutenant-Admiral by the Admiralty of the Maze. This is from my translation of the piece in Luc Eekhout's Het Admiralenboek.