James C. Bender, unpublished manuscript "Dutch Ships 1600-1700", 2005.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.
Saturday, July 30, 2005
Dutch Captain: Pieter de Liefde
Pieter de Liefde served the Admiralty of the Maze. He was son of Jan de Liefde. He was the second captain of the Zeven Provinciën at the Battle of the Texel in August 1673. He was also apparently at the Schooneveld battles, according to the journal entries in Dr. Bruijn's work. On De Ruyter's expedition to Martinique in June 1674, he commanded the Zeelandia (42 guns). the Zeelandia had been built in 1670, and had dimensions 130ft x 33ft x 14ft. Sources: