Saturday, June 04, 2005

Dutch Captain: David Laurenszoon van Convent

David Laurenszoon van Convent served the Admiralty of the Maze (Rotterdam). He fought in the Four Days Battle in June 1666, where he commanded the 64-gun Groot Hollandia in Aert van Nes's division. Later in the first day, Jan van Nes shifted his flag to the Groot Hollandia. On 25 July 1666, he fought in the St. James's Day Battle, again in Jan van Nes's division. In 1671, he still commanded the Groot Hollandia, but at the Battle of Solebay, in 1672, he commanded the Gelderland. Sources:
  1. R. C. Anderson, Journals and Narratives of the Third Dutch War, 1946.

  2. James C. Bender, unpublished manuscript "Dutch Ships 1620-1700", 2004.

  3. Frank Fox, A Distant Storm: the Four Days' Battle of 1666, 1996.

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