Friday, April 22, 2005

Dutch Naval Officer: Nicolaas Verschuur

Nicolaas Verschuur served the Admiralty of Amsterdam. He was born at Arnhem on 4 November 1621 and killed at Stromboli on 8 January 1676. He was a commander in the Battle of Stromboli, where he was killed. He was appointed captain in 1670 and Schout-bij-Nacht in 1675. This is from my translation of the short piece in Luc Eekhout's Het Admiralenboek. The only things that I can add is that in 1671, he commanded the 60-gun ship Geloof and in 1675, he flew his flag on the 70-gun ship Spiegel.

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