Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Dutch Captain: Lucas Albertssen (UPDATED)

Lucas Albertssen served the Admiralty of Amsterdam. He commanded the ship Drie Coningen (36 guns) in the First Anglo-Dutch War. We know that he was with De Ruyter's fleet in July and August 1652. He fought in the Battle of Plymouth, against Ayscue. He probably was present at the Battle of the Kentish Knock. On October 29, his crew had mutinied, one of several ships that had mutinies. The mutiny was so serious that officials of their high majesties became involved and ordered Captains Gideon de Wildt and Jacob Paulussen Cort to board the ship and restore order. Lucas Albertssen was absent from his ship at the Battle of Dungeness, where the Drie Coningen was commanded by his lieutenant. In March 1653 (estimated date), after the Battle of Portland, his ship was lying off St. Malo. Dr. Ballhausen says that he was in De Ruyter's squadron in the Battle of Portland. We will investigate some other sources later in the day. We may have already discussed Lucas Albertssen, but Google could not find a post about him. Sources:
  1. C. T. Atkinson, Ed., The First Dutch War, Vol.IV, 1910.
  2. Dr. Carl Ballhausen, Der Erste Englisch-Höllandische Seekrieg 1652-1654, 1923.
  3. Dr. S.R. Gardiner, Ed., The First Dutch War, Vol.I, 1898.
  4. Dr. S.R. Gardiner, Ed., The First Dutch War, Vol.II, 1900.
  5. Johan E. Elias, Schetsen uit de Geschiedenis van ons Zeewezen, Vol.IV, 1927.

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