Saturday, October 08, 2005
Tromp's fleet on 22 July 1652
On 22 July 1652, Lambert Pieterszoon left the fleet with his ship leaking a great deal, but without permission. He signaled Jacob Paulussen Cort to tell him the situation. That left Tromp with what he says were 50 ordinary warships (states ships and hired), 46 Directors' ships, 10 fireships, and 3 galjoots.