Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Dutch Naval Officer: Arent Ruighaver (or Ruyghaver)

Arent Ruighaver (or Ruyghaver) served the Admiralty of Amsterdam. He took part in De Ruyter's expedition to Martinique in 1674, where he commanded the fireship Salm (4 guns). IN 1675, he sailed to the Mediterranean Sea with De Ruyter's fleet. He commanded the fireship Melkmeisje (4 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 (Agosta) on 22 April, where he was still assigned to De Ruyter's squadron. Since I do not have a list for the Battle of Palermo on 2 June 1676, I do not know if he took part. Sources:
  1. Gerard Brandt, Het Leven en Bedrijif van den Heere Michiel de Ruiter, 1687.

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