Friday, July 29, 2005

Dutch Captain: Philips de Munnik

Philips de Munnik served the Admiralty of Amsterdam. He commanded the Essen (or Wapen van Essen) through the Third Anglo-Dutch War. Thanks to Prof. Jan Glete, we know the length and beam of the Essen: 142ft x 36.75ft. Philips de Munnik fought at the Battle of Solebay in 1672. He is present in lists from July and September 1672. He also fought in the Schooneveld battles and the Battle of the Texel in 1673. In 1674, he was with De Ruyter's fleet that was sent to Martinique. He commanded the Burg van Leiden, which was an old ship by then. Sources:
  1. James C. Bender, unpublished manuscript "Dutch Ships 1600-1700", 2005.
  2. Gerard Brandt, Het Leven en Bedryf van den Heere Michiel De Ruiter, 1687.

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