Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Dutch Naval Officer: Philips van Almonde

Philips van Almonde was born in Brielle on 29 December 1644. He died at Oegstgeest on 8 January 1711. He commanded in the battles of Bornholm and Oland in 1676 at Cape La Hogue in 1692, at Camaret in 1694, and the action at Vigo Bay in 1702. The Admiralty of the Maze (Rotterdam) appointed him lieutenant in 1664. By 1665, he was promoted to captain-lieutenant. In 1666, he was an extraordinary captain and by 1667 was a full captain. On 6 October 1672, he was promoted to Schout-bij-Nacht. In the 1680's and 1690's, he was employed by the Admiralty of Amsterdam. They appointed him Vice-Admiral on 5 April 1684. On 28 March 1692, he was promoted to Lieutenant-Admiral. On 20 December 1708, he was appointed as Lieutenant-Admiral by the Admiralty of the Maze. This is from my translation of the Luc Eekhout's piece in Het Admiralenboek.

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