- Gerard Brandt, Het Leven en Bedrijif van den Heere Michiel de Ruiter, 1687.
- Carl Stapel, unpublished manuscript "Vlootlijst tocht naar Chatham", 2005.
Sunday, October 30, 2005
Dutch Captain: Pieter Jacobszoon Nanning
Pieter Jacobszoon Nanning served the Admiralty of the Maze (Rotterdam). In 1667, he commanded the old frigate Gorinchem (sometimes called Gorcum). He commanded the Gorinchem with De Ruyter's fleet in the Channel in May 1667. He was assigned to De Ruyter's First Squadron. He took part in the actual Raid on Chatham, where he was still assigned to De Ruyter's squadron. In July 1667, at the time of the Raid on Harwich, he was with De Ruyter's fleet. The Gorinchem, with him as captain, was one of 13 ships under the command of Vice-Admiral Evertsen, that took part in the actual Raid on Harwich. The commanders were Vice-Admiral Evertsen, Schout-bij-Nacht van Nes, Dirck Schey, Jan de Haan, Jacob van Meeuwen, Hendrick Adriaanszoon, Nicolaas Naalhout, Pieter Jacobszoon Nanning, Jan Maauw, Adriaan de Haaze, Jan Pieterszoon Vinkelbosch, Roelof Ketelaar, Dirk de Munnik (advijs jacht), Willem Meerman (fireship), and Willem Gerritszoon Amberlandt (fireship). Sources: