- Gerard Brandt, Het Leven en Bedrijif van den Heere Michiel de Ruiter, 1687.
- J. R. Bruijn, De Oorlogvoering ter zee in 1673 in Journalen en Andere Stukken, 1966.
Tuesday, November 08, 2005
Dutch Captain: Wijbrand Barendszoon
Wijbrand Barendszoon (Wijbrant Barentszoon) served the Admiralty of Amsterdam. He fought in the First Schooneveld Battle, where he commanded the fireship Sayer (4 guns). He was also in De Ruyter's squadron on 12 June. In August, he commanded the fireship Zaaier (4 guns) and fought in the Battle of the Texel. He was assigned to Aert van Nes's division in De Ruyter's squadron. In 1675, he sailed for the Mediterranean Sea with De Ruyter's fleet. He commanded the snauw Kreeft (8 guns). On 8 January 1676, he fought in the Battle of Stromboli, where he was assigned to De Ruyter's Second Squadron. He also fought in the Battle of Etna on 22 April 1676, where he was in De Ruyter's squadron. The list for the Battle of Palermo only has ships of the line, so it is unclear if he fought in the disastrous last battle. Sources: