- James C. Bender, unpublished manuscript "Dutch Captains", 2005.
- James C. Bender, unpublished manuscript "Dutch Ships 1600-1700", 2005.
Friday, June 17, 2005
Dutch Captain: Andries Fortuijn
Andries Fortuijn served in the First Anglo-Dutch War. He commanded the ship Eendracht (24 guns). He seems to have served the Admiralty of Zeeland, although he may have been employed by one of the Zeeland Directors. He fought in the Battle of Plymouth in August 1652, where his ship was heavily damaged. He seems to have commanded a Directors' ship, at least the July 1653 list of ships at Vlissingen seems to indicate that fact. He definitely fought in the Battle of the Gabbard, as I noted in early 2004. As I noted in November 2003, his ship was blown up at the Battle of Scheveningen, and he was killed. There is also my comprehensive working list of Dutch losses in the First Anglo-Dutch War. Sources: