Friday, April 01, 2005

Dutch Captain: Pieter Salomonszoon

Pieter Salomonszoon (Salomons) served in the First and Second Anglo-Dutch Wars. He had previously served in the Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie prior to 1652. He commanded one of their ships in the first war, the Vrede (40 guns). Luc Eekhout says that he fought in the original battle off Dover in May 1652, then at Plymouth, the Battle of the Kentish Knock, Dungeness, the Battle of Portland, and the Battle of Scheveningen. In the second war, he fought in the Battle of Lowestoft and the Four Days Battle, where he was killed. In 1652 he had been an extraordinary captain, in 1654, a captain, and then in 1665, a temporary Schout-bij-Nacht. Source:
  1. Luc Eekhout, Het Admiralenboek: De vlagofficieren van de Nederlandse marine 1382-1991, 1992.

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