Thursday, November 10, 2005

Dutch Naval Officer: Jacob Stadtlander

Jacob Stadtlander served the Admiralty of Amsterdam. In 1672, he commanded the adviesjacht Eenhoorn (10 guns). He fought at the Battle of Solebay, where he was assigned to Van Ghent's squadron. He was still with the fleet in August. We don't see him mentioned again until July 1675, when he sailed with De Ruyter's fleet that eventually went to the Mediterranean Sea. He commanded the supply ship Zwarte Tas (4 guns). He fought in the Battle of Stromboli on 8 January 1676, where he was assigned to Nikolaas Verschuur's squadron. He also fought in the Battle of Etna on 22 April 1676, where he was in De Ruyter's squadron. We don't know if he was at the Battle of Palermo, or not, due to the limitations of our list for that battle. Sources:
  1. Gerard Brandt, Het Leven en Bedrijif van den Heere Michiel de Ruiter, 1687.

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