Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Dutch Captain: Cornelis Beeckman

Cornelis Beeckman served the Admiralty of Amsterdam. He was born in the province of Gelderlandon 17 April 1662. He died on 21 December 1716. He was promoted to extra-ordinary captain in 1692. In 1696, he was promoted to kapitein-ter-zee. In 1716, he was promoted to Schout-bij-Nacht. He fought in the Battle of Vigo Bay, where he commanded the Katwijk (72 guns). He commanded the Aemilia (66 guns) in the capture of Gibraltar in 1704. In 1705, he took part in the capture of Barcelona. In 1707, he commanded a squadron in the Mediterranean Sea. 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, Vol.IV, 1861.

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