- James C. Bender, unpublished manuscript "Dutch Ships 1600-1700", 2005.
- Carl Stapel, unpublished manuscript "Ships info from 1628", 2005.
- Carl Stapel, unpublished manuscript "Tweede Nederlandse Engelse vloot in12 november 1626 tot 10 juli 1627 naar Spanje ", 2005.
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Dutch Captain: Jan Melcknap
Jan Melcknap served the Admiralty of the Noorderkwartier. We know very little about him. We know that he was with the second expedition to Spain from 12 november 1626 to 10 July 1627. He commanded a ship with 24 guns and a crew of 100 men. We do know that in 1628, he commanded a ship with a crew of 100 men, which was probably the same ship as 1626 and 1627. The ship Meibeeck with a crew of 31 men, whose captain was Commandeur Melcknap, in 1628 was probably Jan Melcknap's son. Sources: