Saturday, April 16, 2005

Dutch Admiral: Hillebrandt Gerritszoon Quast

Hillebrandt Gerritszoon Quast was born in Enkhuizen about 1580. He died in Enkhuizen in December 1636. In his career, he fought the Dunkirkers and left the service due to having given criticisms. He served the Admiralty of the Noorderkwartier. He was promoted to captain in 1606. From 1619 to April 1620, he served as a temporary Vice-Admiral. On 29 March 1628, he was promoted to Vice-Admiral. He left the service in 1635 and died late the next year. His ship in the late 1620's was the 180 last Hollandsche Tuin. She had a crew of 85 men in 1628. His flagship as a Vice-Admiral was the Wapen van Nassau (38 guns with a crew of 100 sailors and 20 soldiers). His son-in-law was Lieven Corneliszoon de Zeeuw. He succeeded his father-in-law in command of the Wapen van Nassau. Sources:
  1. James C. Bender, unpublished manuscript "Dutch Ships 1620-1700", 2004.
  2. Luc Eekhout, Het Admiralenboek, 1992.
  3. Dr. F. Graefe, De Kapiteinsjaren van Maerten Harpertszoon Tromp, 1938.

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