Sunday, October 02, 2005

Dutch Captain: Isaac Antheuniszoon van Anten

Isaac Antheuniszoon van Anten served the Admiralty of the Maze. He commanded the adviesjacht Hoop (6 guns) through the Third Anglo-Dutch War. He seems to have been absent from the Battle of Solebay in June 1672. He fought in the Battle of the Texel on 21 August 1673, where he was assigned to Jan de Liefde's division. He commanded the transport Blauwen Arend in June 1674, in De Ruyter's expedition to Martinique. Andrew says that Isaac Antheuniszoon Anten served in the Danish navy from 1676 until 1678, when he returned to the Dutch service. In 1676, he was second captain of the ship Christianus Quintus (86 guns, 270 men). The Christianus Quintus was Cornelis Tromp's flagship. He fought in the Battle of Oland in June 1676. In 1677 he was appointed the captain of the ship Svanen (62 guns). He fought in the Battle of Kjöge Bay on 1 July 1677. This latter part is an edited version of the communication from Andrew. Sources:
  1. R. C. Anderson, Journals and Narratives of the Third Dutch War, 1946.
  2. James C. Bender, unpublished manuscript "Dutch Ships 1600-1700", 2005.
  3. J. R. Bruijn, De Oorlogvoering ter zee in 1673 in Journalen en Andere Stukken, 1966.
  4. Gerard Brandt, Het Leven en Bedrijif van den Heere Michiel de Ruiter, 1687.
  5. Personal communication from Andrew.

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