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Monday, June 13, 2005
Dutch Captain: Jan Pauluszoon van Gelder
Jan Pauluszoon van Gelder served the Admiralty of Amsterdam. He was Michiel De Ruyter's stepson. In May 1667, he commanded the Harderwijk (44 guns) in the Raid on Chatham, as well as in July. In 1671, he commanded the Noord Holland (44 guns). He fought in the Battle of Solebay, where he commanded the Provincie van Utrecht (60 guns). In July, 1672, he still commanded the Provincie van Utrecht. In the Schooneveld Battles, he commanded the Steenbergen (68-70 guns). He fought in the Battle of the Texel, still in command of the Steenbergen. He was killed in the battle. Sources: