Monday, January 23, 2006

Dutch Captain: Anthonij Pieterson

Anthonij Pieteron was born in The Hague on 13 January 1658. He died at Monster on 13 June 1722. In 1680, he was appointed as an extraordinary captain. In 1681, he was promoted to Kapitein-ter-Zee. He commanded in the Battle of Beachy Head in 1690. He commanded the Maagd van Dordrecht (68 guns). He was assigned to Cornelis Evertsen's division. In 1696, he was in Geleijn Evertsen's squadron off of Cadiz, where he commanded the ship Hollandia (72 guns). On 20 November 1697, he was promoted to Schout-bij-Nacht. On 5 February 1700, the Admiralty of the Noorderkwartier appointed him as a Vice-Admiral. He took part in the attack on Vigo Bay in 1702. On 15 March 1709, the Admiralty of the Maze appointed him as a Vice-Admiral. From 1711 to 1712, he commanded the squadron in the Mediterranean Sea. At various times, he served the Admiralties of the Maze and the Noorderkwartier. Sources:
  1. William Laird Clowes, The Royal Navy: A History from the Earliest Times to the Present, Vol.II, 1898.
  2. Luc Eekhout, Het Admiralenboek: De Vlagofficieren van de Nederlandse marine 1382-1991, 1992.
  3. J. C. De Jonge, Geschiedenis van het Nederlandsche Zeewezen, Vol.III, 1869.
  4. J. C. De Jonge, Geschiedenis van het Nederlandsche Zeewezen, Algemeen Zaakregister, 1862.
  5. A. Vreugdenhil, Ships of the United Netherlands 1648-1702, 1938.

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