Thursday, April 14, 2005

Dutch naval officer: Jan Corneliszoon Meppel

Jan Corneliszoon Meppel was born in Hoorn in 1609. He died in Hoorn on 2 November 1669. 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 served the Admiralty of the Noorderkwartier. He was appointed Vice-Admiral in 1659. On 29 January 1665, he was appointed Lieutenant-Admiral. This is from my translation of a piece in Luc Eekhout's Het Admiralenboek.

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