Saturday, October 01, 2005
A note about the Battle of Dungeness
I was looking at the list of captains from the transcription and translation of Jan (Johan) Evertsen's journal at the time of the Battle of Dungeness. This is published in The First Dutch War, Vol.III. I also have a copy of the handwritten Dutch from which it came. The published list has a list of captains run together, with grouping by squadron. The last entry in Tromp's squadron has Lambrecht Pietersen in the published version, followed by lieutenant. I looked at the handwritten Dutch and I believe that it was meant to convey that Lambert Pieterszoon's lieutenant was commanding the ship, the Nassouw (34 guns), an Amsterdam Directors' ship. The specifications for that ship are at KentishKnock.com, along with other Directors' ships.