James C. Bender, unpublished manuscript "Dutch Ships 1600-1700", 2005.
Gerard Brandt, Het Leven en Bedrijif van den Heere Michiel de Ruiter, 1687.
J. R. Bruijn, De Oorlogvoering ter zee in 1673 in Journalen en Andere Stukken, 1966.
Sunday, July 31, 2005
Dutch Captain: Jan Crook (or Krook)
Jan Crook (or Krook) served the Admiralty of the Noorderkwartier. In August 1665, he commanded the Jupiter (44 guns) in De Ruyter's squadron. In 1666, he commanded the Hollandsche Tuin (56 guns). He fought in the Four Days' Battle and the St. James's Day Battle. From 1671 to 1673, he commanded the Wapen van Alkmaar (or Alkmaar) (62-64 guns). In May and June, he fought in the Schooneveld battles. In August, he fought in the Battle of the Texel, where he was assigned to Jan de Liefde's division in De Ruyter's squadron. In June 1674, he commanded the Gelderland (56 guns) in De Ruyter's expedition to Martinique. Sources: