Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Dutch Captain: Cornelis Toelast

Cornelis Toelast served the Admiralty of Amsterdam. In 1645, he was off Dunkirk with Joris van Cats. On 19 April 1646, his ship was in the Texel roads with a coating of ice. He was nominally part of Tromp's fleet that was blockading Dunkirk. He commanded the ship Zutphen in Witte de With's fleet that was sent to Brazil in 1648. On 19 February 1649, he was killed at Guararapes. De With took months before he was willing to appoint a successor. Barent Cramer thought he should have been appointed, but Witte de With appointed Claes de With, his cousin, instead. Sources:
  1. Dr. M.G. De Boer, Tromp en de Duinkerkers, 1949.
  2. W. J. van Hoboken, Witte de With in Braziliƫ, 1955.

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