Saturday, July 16, 2005

Dutch Captain: Leendert Arentszoon de Jager

Dr. Ballhausen says that Leendert Arentszoon de Jager served the Admiralty of Rotterdam. He commanded the fireship Orangieboom at the Battle of Plymouth, under the command of Michiel de Ruyter. His was one of the fireships sent home after joining the main fleet, as they were in poor condition and not fit to be with the fleet. This seems to be the extent of what we know about Leendert Arentszoon de Jager. There also seems to be some confusion about his name, at least in Witte de With's dispatch. He called him "Hendrick Arendsz. Sanger". Sources:
  1. Dr. Carl Ballhausen, Der Erste Englisch-Höllandische Seekrieg 1652-1654, 1923.

  2. Dr. S.R. Gardiner, Ed., The First Dutch War, Vol.II, 1900.

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