separated to Gelderland: Captain Codde Half Gelderland, half Drenthe: Captain Maerten Schaeff These both to Amsterdam sacked Holland, Rotterdam: the ship Aemelia, the previous memorandum reflects the current situation of the ship Vice-Admiral Witte de With Captain Willem Coulster Captain Job Forant These three ships have the 2nd of these selected; the fifth ship remains defective Holland, Amsterdam: the Schout-bij-Nacht Cats Captain Cornelis Toelast. These two lay in the Texel crowned with ice aloft Captain Jacob Paulussen Cort. This ship lays at Amsterdam. Captain Matthijs Gilliszoon. He has apparently sailed on the 15th for the Wielingen after the Vice-Admiral De With gave way. Captain Barent Cramer with his rowjacht, lies at Amsterdam at the end of his service. Captain Govert Voorns. In November, the Admiralty had requested a subsidy to pay for building a new ship in its place. Holland, the Noorderkwartier, of Hoorn: Captain Jan Gijsen. Cpatain Willem Claeszoon Ham. Enkhuizen: Captain Lieven de Zeeuw. Captain Paulus Coole. Captain Jan Backer. These five are one fifth of the Holland crew, laying cashiered (paid off?) and remain with defects of Zeeland: Commandeur Joost Bankert Captain Frans Janszoon Ship of Captain Ringelszoon. There three capital ships went to the Brazil in the service of the West-Indies Company. They sailed and are apparently still being maintained by the company. The frigate of Captain Swart. The frigate of Captain Regermorter. On the 15th, these two should be ready for 10 weeks at sea. Utrecht: These two ships have several years of defects, and apparently still are defective. Friesland: Captain Bouckhorst Captain Hendrik Janszoon Camp. Captain Joris Pieterszoon Broeck. All should know that repairs of these three ships have commenced. Captain Van der Parre. This new ship lays at Rotterdam for years and rots. Captain Tjaert de Groot. (there is another sentence of which I cannot make into a reasonable sentence: Hier is tot Harlingen een nieuw holl voor gemaeckt, dan of nu in zee gebracht sal werden, is ons noch onbewust.) Overijssel: Captain Dirk Crijnszoon Verveen. This ship lies paid off at Schiedam. The General's frigate commanded by Jan Aerts Verhaeff, lies rotting at Rotterdam.
Tuesday, November 29, 2005
Tromp's fleet off Dunkirk on 19 April 1646
In Dr. M. G. De Boer's book Tromp en de Duinkerkers (1949), there is a list of captains in his fleet, with their affiliations. The list leaves something to be desired, but it is better than nothing. I don't have too much faith in some of my interpretations. I would welcome a better translation to English than I have been able to make: