- C. T. Atkinson, Ed., The First Dutch War, Vol.IV, 1910.
- C.T. Atkinson, Ed., The First Dutch War, Vol.V, 1912.
- Dr. S.R. Gardiner, Ed., The First Dutch War, Vol.I, 1898.
- Hendrick de Raedt, pamphlet about Tromp's voyage to the Shetlands in 1652, dating from 1652. This is held by the Prins Hendrick Maritime Museum in Rotterdam.
Tuesday, June 28, 2005
Dutch Captain: Govert Reael
Govert Reael served the Admiralty of Amsterdam. He commanded the ship Leeuwarden (36 guns) during the First Anglo-Dutch War. He had taken part in Tromp's voyage to the Shetlands in July-August 1652. After the storm, the Leeuwarden was lying in what they called "Wester-baey". He seems to have been at the Battle of Portland, and in April 1653, was operating with Witte de With's squadron. He was likely at the Battle of the Gabbard, and was certainly at the Battle of Scheveningen. Sources: