Friday, July 15, 2005
The Scheepvaart Museum has a "gold mine" of good information
Mr. Carl Stapel was able to view the notes of Captain J. C. M. Warnsinck and A. Vreugdenhil at the Scheepvaart museum. I have two documents that he sent me, based on Captain Warnsinck's notes. The latest is a list of the ships in the Dutch fleet that sailed from Spithead on June 28th, 1695 to bombard Dunkirk. The other is a list of Dutch ships at the Battle of La Hougue on June 2, 1692. This list, for example, shows De Ruyter's old flagship, the Zeven Provinciën with 76 guns and commanded by Evert de Liefde.