Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Dutch Captain: Wouter Wijngaarden

Wouter Wijngaarden served the Admiralty of Amsterdam. He fought in the Four Days' Battle, where he commanded the Haarlem (44 guns). This was an old ship built in 1644. Wouter Wijngaarden was assigned to Jan Corneliszoon Meppel's squadron. It is not clear when he was killed, from the sources that I have. On the first day, Meppel's squadron initially fought with Sir George Ayscue's squadron. Sources:
  1. James C. Bender, unpublished manuscript "Dutch Ships 1600-1700", 2005.
  2. H.A. van Foreest and R.E.J. Weber, De Vierdaagse Zeeslag 11-14 Juni 1666, 1984.
  3. Frank Fox, A Distant Storm: the Four Days' Battle of 1666, 1996.

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