Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Dutch Captain: Cornelis Joosten Smient (or Joosten Smient)

Cornelis Joosten Smient probably is the same man just called Joosten Smient by Frank Fox. He fought in the Battle of Lowestoft, where he was assigned to Cornelis Tromp's 5th Squadron. He commanded the Swedish prize Shager Roos (38 guns and a crew of 140 men). In 1667, he commanded the Star (32 guns) in the Raid on Chatham. He was assigned to Van Ghent's squadron. Sources:
  1. Gerard Brandt, Het Leven en Bedrijif van den Heere Michiel de Ruiter, 1687.
  2. Frank Fox, A Distant Storm: the Four Days' Battle of 1666, 1996.

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