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- J. R. Bruijn, De Oorlogvoering ter zee in 1673 in Journalen en Andere Stukken, 1966.
Friday, September 09, 2005
Dutch Captain: Pieter van Grootveld
Pieter van Grootveld served the Admiralty of Amsterdam as a fireship commander. In May 1672, he commanded the fireship Draak in Van Ghent's squadron. On 23 June, he was in Isaac Sweers' squadron, where he commanded the fireship Draak again. On September 20th, he was in the Texel. He commanded the fireship Salamander. In May 1673, he was with the fleet. He was attached to Lt.-Admiral Van Nes's squadron. He commanded the fireship Leidster. By about May 16, he was in Cornelis Tromp's squadron. On19 June, he was with De Haan's division.He still commanded the fireship Leidster at the Battle of the Texel in August 1673. He was attached to Isaac Sweers' division. Sources: