Monday, September 05, 2005

Dutch Captain: Hanske (or Anske) Fokkes

Hanske (or Anske) Fokkes served the Admiralty of Amsterdam. He died on 8 June 1673 during a landing operation on St. Eustatius carried out as part of Cornelis Evertsen de Jongste and Jacob Bincke's expedition to the West Indies. In July 1667, he commanded the frigate Overijssel (32 guns) in the Raid on Harwich. He fought in the Battle of Solebay in May 1672, where he commanded the Amsterdam (60 guns). He was assigned to Van Ghent's squadron. The Amsterdam had two men killed and four severely wounded at Solebay. Sources:
  1. R. C. Anderson, Journals and Narratives of the Third Dutch War, 1946.
  2. Gerard Brandt, Het Leven en Bedrijif van den Heere Michiel de Ruiter, 1687.
  3. J. R. Bruijn, De Oorlogvoering ter zee in 1673 in Journalen en Andere Stukken, 1966.

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