Thursday, December 08, 2005

Dutch Captain: Hendrik Adriaanszoon Glas

Hendrik Adriaanszoon Glas served the Rotterdam Directors. He commanded the ship the Burgh. He fought in the Battle of Scheveningen. His ship and the ships Sint Pieter (Simon Corneliszoon) and the Liefde (Jan Tijssen) were mastless and damaged, lying in the Goeree Gat after the battle. He and his ship are not mentioned, except by Dr. Elias. There is no information about whether he might have fought in the Battle of the Gabbard, in June. From the July 1653 list of ships after the Battle of the Gabbard, there were four Rotterdam Directors' ship listed with no names or captains. Two were said to have been small and unready for service after the Gabbard. Another was called a fluit of war, and was said to be unready for service. Only one of the four was listed as ready for service. Sources:
  1. Anonymous, unpublished manuscript "List of ships lying at Vlissingen on 2 July 1653", 1653.
  2. Johan E. Elias, Schetsen uit de geschiedenis van ons zeewezen, Vol.V, 1928.

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