Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Dutch Captain: Adriaan Corneliszoon van Ackersloot

Adriaan Corneliszoon van Ackersloot served the Amsterdam Directors during 1653. He commanded the ship Moor, of which we know the following:
  • Length: 137ft
  • Beam: 31ft
  • Hold: 13-1/2ft
  • Height between decks: 7ft
  • Guns: 34, consisting of 20-12pdr, 12-6pdr, and 2-3pdr
The Moor was first listed on 28 January 1653. She may well have participated in the Battles of Portland, the Gabbard, and was definitely at Scheveningen. Captain van Ackersloot was assigned to Michiel De Ruyter's squadron at Scheveningen, and may have been as well, at the Gabbard. He was accused of deserting the fleet at Scheveningen.

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