Monday, April 18, 2005

Dutch Naval Officer: David Vlugh

David Vlugh was born in 1611, perhaps in Enkhuizen. He was killed on 7 June 1673. He served the Admiralty of the Noorderkwartier. He was a merchant captain in 1658. He commanded in the Four Days and St. James's Day Battles in 1666. He also commanded in the Raid on Chatham in 1667. He fought in the Battle of Solebay in 1672 and was killed in the First Schooneveld Battle in 1673. In 1639, he was appointed lieutenant. In 1665, he was promoted to captain. On 24 August 1666, he was promoted to Schout-bij-Nacht. This is from my translation of the piece in Luc Eekhout's Het Admiralenboek.

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