Friday, December 30, 2005

The Hector and Lambert Pieterszoon

Vreugdenhil and others had mentioned Lambert Pieterszoon's ship as the Hector. After seeing the mention of captains courtmartialed in October 1652, I noticed the mention of Reinier Sikema in the list that included Lambert Pieterszoon. Reinier Sikema (or Sekema), commanded a ship named the Hector van Troije (24 guns). We definitely know from original documents from 1652 that Lambert Pieterszoon commanded the Amsterdam Directors' ship Nassouw. I can only conclude that at some point, there was a misunderstanding and Lambert Pieterszoon was equated to the Hector. I believe that the book Onstelde-Zee may have made this connection, mistakenly.

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