Friday, September 02, 2005

Dutch Captain: Jacob Troncquoij (or Troucquois)

Jacob Troncquoij served the Admiralty of Amsterdam. He commanded the Omlandia in the First Anglo-Dutch War (or at least in 1652). In the fall of 1652, he was one of the convoyers for a fleet of merchant ships heading to the Baltic. In early 1653, possibly following the Battle of Portland, the Omlandia was lying in the Texel roads. Based on the July 1653 list of ships "at Vlissingen", the Omlandia probably fought in the Battle of the Gabbard as well as the Battle of Scheveningen (or Ter Heide). In 1658, he commanded the Zeelandia (32 guns) in De Ruyter's fleet that was initially sent to the Portuguese coast. Sources:
  1. C. T. Atkinson, Ed., The First Dutch War, Vol.IV, 1910.
  2. James C. Bender, unpublished manuscript "Dutch Ships 1600-1700", 2005.
  3. Dr. S.R. Gardiner, Ed., The First Dutch War, Vol.I, 1898.

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