- 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. Carl Stapel, unpublished manuscript "Vlootlijst 1683 bestaande uit 29 gewapende oorlogsschepen", 2005.
- Carl Stapel, unpublished manuscript "Vlootlijst Schooneveld I 7 juni 1673", 2005.
Friday, November 04, 2005
Dutch Captain: Willem de Rave
Willem de Rave served the Admiralty of the Maze (Rotterdam). He lived from about 1650 until 1685. He was with the fleet on 7 May, when he was assigned to De Ruyter's squadron. He commanded the fireship Eenhoorn through 1673. He fought in the First Schooneveld battle, where he was assigned to De Ruyter's squadron. He was also with the fleet on 12 June, so he probably fought in the Second Schooneveld battle, as well. In August, he fought in the Battle of the Texel, where his fireship Eenhoorn was assigned to Jan de Liefde's division in De Ruyter's squadron. IN 1683, he was second flagcaptain on Willem Schepers' flagship, the Vrijheid (80 guns). Presumably, he survived the storm, since he lived until 1685. Sources: