Pieter Bakker Admiralty of the Noorderkwartier 1672 Captain Date Note 1672 9 August With the fleet as captain of the frigate Mercurius (built in 1669, and carrying 24 guns and with a crew of 100 men). 20 September He sails to the Texel with the ship. 1673 7 June In the first Schooneveld Battle, he was captain of the ship of the line Jupiter (built in 1653, carrying 42 guns and with a crew of 137 sailors and 63 soldiers) in the squadron and division of Lt-Admiral Cornelis Tromp. The Jupiter was almost taken, but he was able to recover the ship on 14 June. 21 June In the second Schooneveld Battle, he was still captain of the Jupiter, but now in Isaac Sweers' squadron. He was accused of not doing his duty, but was cleared. 21 August In the Battle of the Texel (Kijkduin), he again commanded the Jupiter (built in 1653 with 42 guns). 1674 April In De Ruyter's fleet sent to Martinique. He was captain of the Jupiter (built in 1653, with 40 guns, and a crew of 166 sailors and 31 soldiers). 1676 In the Sound with the fleet of Cornelis Eversten de Jonge, again as captain of the Jupiter (built in 1653, carrying 44 guns and with a crew of 180 men).
Monday, September 26, 2005
Update on Dutch Captain: Pieter Bakker
This is based on my translation of piece by Mr. Carl Stapel: