Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Dutch Captain: Andries Sijbrantszoon

Andries Sijbrantszoon served the Amsterdam Directors. He commanded the ship Purmerlant. He had been part of Evert Anthonissen's small unit that was involved with convoying and local defense off Vlieland in late May 1653. They were redeployed to the Texel roads, and took part in the Battle of Scheveningen, where Evert Anthonissen's ship was lost. Andries Sijbrantszoon was with Witte de With's fleet that sailed to Norway and back and got caught in the storm in early November 1653, off the Texel. The Purmerlant survived the storm and on 12 November was lying on the southeast side of the Texel island. Sources:
  1. C. T. Atkinson, Ed., The First Dutch War, Vol. VI, 1930.
  2. Johan E. Elias, Schetsen uit de geschiedenis van ons zeewezen, Vol.V, 1928.

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