Monday, October 31, 2005

Dutch Captain: Gillis de Wildt

Gillis de Wildt served the Admiralty of Amsterdam. He commanded the old warship Campen (46 guns) with the fleet in the Channel in May 1667. He was assigned to Van Ghent's Third Squadron. He took part in the actual Raid on Chatham, where he again was assigned to Van Ghent's Third Squadron. Under the command of Vice-Admiral Star, he was with a group of ships that went up the Thames to Rochester. Sources:
  1. Gerard Brandt, Het Leven en Bedrijif van den Heere Michiel de Ruiter, 1687.
  2. Carl Stapel, unpublished manuscript "Vlootlijst tocht naar Chatham", 2005.

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