Thursday, September 22, 2005

Dutch Captain: Evert de Liefde

Evert de Liefde served the Admiralty of the Maze. In June 1674, he commanded the Griffoen, snauw, in De Ruyter's expedition to Martinique. In 1688, he was with the fleet that carried Prins Willem III to England. He commanded the Zeelandia (48 guns). He fought at the Battle of La Hougue in 1692, where the commanded the Zeven Provinciƫn, De Ruyter's old flagship. In 1696, he commanded the Dordrecht (72 guns). Sources:
  1. James C. Bender, unpublished manuscript "Dutch Ships 1600-1700", 2005.
  2. Carl Stapel, unpublished manuscript "Vlootlijst La Hogue 2 juni 1692", 2005.

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