Friday, August 26, 2005

Dutch Captain: Michiel Kindt

Michiel Kindt served the Admiralty of Amsterdam. The first that he appears in the sources available to me is in July 1672, when he commanded the Dolphijn (82 guns). This was a large warship that might have been originally laid down for the French navy and had been completed in 1667. The crew was 310 sailors and 24 soldiers. We also know that he commanded the fluit Barkhout (12 guns) in De Ruyter's expedition to Martinique. The Barkhout carried 139 soldiers. 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 James C. Bender, unpublished manuscript "Dutch Ships 1600-1700", 2005.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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