These are the captains (and admiral) tried by the court martial: Sentenced to death by default (he defected to the English) M captain Laurens Heemskerk - frigate Vrede Sentenced to death and shot: VOC-captain Jan Onklaar ship Nieuwe Batavia A captain Anthony van de Marre ship Wakende Boei N captain Jacob Bruinings ship Westfriesland Sword broken before their eyes and shamed : A captain Willem van der Codde ship IJlst frigate A capain Jan van der Mars ship Maagd van Enkhuizen VOC capt Apollony Pool ship Sphera Mundi Banned from the Republic and labelled unfit for service ever again: N captain Samuel Huisman ship Jupiter M captain Jacob van der Cam ship Gorinchem M steersman Ate Stinstra of the Groot Hollandia. He fled the fleet with this ship when Cortenaer died. Johan Evertsen was cleared of any charges and freed.
Saturday, July 30, 2005
The Dutch Courts Martial after the Battle of Lowestoft
This spring, Mr. Carl Stapel had sent me the details of the captains that were court martialed after the Battle of Lowestoft. That still seems to be of interest, as can't be found in the usual published sources (Brandt and De Jonge). I have just done a bit of editing. He found the details in the Van den Bosch biography (pages 258-260) of Cornelis Tromp from 1692. It turns out that Cornelis Tromp was chairman of the Court Martial: