Sunday, August 21, 2005

Dutch Captain: Pieter Karseboom (or Kerseboom)

Pieter Karseboom served the Admiralty of the Noorderkwartier. He lived from 1643 until 1683. In August 1665, he commanded the Monnikendam (30 guns) in De Ruyter's fleet. At the St. James's Day Battle in 1666, he commadned the Wapen van Nassau (72 guns). He commanded the the Wapen van Nassau (later with 62 or 58 guns) at least until August 1673. He took part in the Raids on the Medway and Harwich in May and July 1667. He seems to have fought in the Schooneveld battles in 1673, and the Battle of the Texel in August. In June 1674, he commanded the fluit Prins te Paard (12 guns) in De Ruyter's expedition to Martinique. Sources:
  1. Gerard Brandt, Het Leven en Bedrijif van den Heere Michiel de Ruiter, 1687.
  2. J. R. Bruijn, De Oorlogvoering ter zee in 1673 in Journalen en Andere Stukken, 1966.
  3. Frank Fox, A Distant Storm: the Four Days' Battle of 1666, 1996.

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