Thursday, May 19, 2005

Dutch Naval Officer: Carel van de Putte

Carel van de Putte was born in Vlissingen on 11 January 1634 and died at Vlissingen on 17 April 1695. He commanded in the voyage of Prins William III to England in 1688. He fought in the Battle of Beachy Head in 1690 and in the Battles of Cape La Hougue 1n 1692 and Camaret in 1694. He served the Admiralty of Zeeland. He was appointed as an extraordinary captain-at-sea on 23 August 1666. In 1672, he was promoted to captain-at-sea. On 20 September 1679, he was appointed as a Schout-bij-Nacht. By 1 April 1684, he became a Vice-Admiral. This is from my translation of the piece in Luc Eekhout's Het Admiralenboek.

We also know more about the ships he commanded:

  • 1672: Ter Goes, 34 guns built 1652
  • 1673: Domburg, 60 guns built about 1671
  • 1674: Vlissingen, 50 guns built 1653
  • 1688: Gekroonde Burg, 60 guns built 1682
This is from my unpublished manuscript: "Dutch Ships: 1620-1700" (2004)

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