Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Dutch Captain: Cornelis Janszoon Schellinghout

Cornelis Janszoon Schellinghout served the Admiralty of the Noorderkwartier. In early 1628, he commanded the ship Swarte Beer (150 lasts). By May of 1628 and into 1629, he commanded the ship Eenhoorn (200 lasts), probably the ship that took part in the First Anglo-Dutch War. During the campaign that led to the Battle of the Downs, he commanded a convoyer and fought in the Battle of the Downs, where he was assigned to Schout-bij-Nacht Joris van Cats' squadron. In 1645, he commanded the ship Sampson (28 guns) in Witte de With's fleet that forced a convoy of merchant ships into the Sound without paying the toll to the Danes. Sources:
  1. James C. Bender, unpublished manuscript "Dutch Ships 1600-1700", 2005.
  2. Charles R. Boxer, The Journal of Maarten Harpertszoon Tromp Anno 1639, 1930.
  3. G. W. Kernkamp, De Sleutels van de Sont, 1890.

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