Thursday, January 12, 2006

Dutch Captain: Daniel Corneliszoon Brackman

Daniel Corneliszoon Brackman served the Admiralty of Zeeland in 1652. He commanded one of the 100 ships hired under the Extraordinary Equipage of 1652. Hendrick de Raedt's pamphlet calls his last name Barckman, but we see from handwritten documents that Brackman seems to be correct. We know nothing else about his ship than the funding. There is very little information in the published literature. He served with the fleet in June to August 1652. From July to August, he was on the voyage to the Shetlands and survived the storm to take part in Tromp's council of war on 6 August. There is no more information in published sources. We have to look in documents from the archives to see that he is absent from the fleet in late September. Sources:
  1. Dr. S.R. Gardiner, Ed., The First Dutch War, Vol.I, 1898.
  2. Nationaal Archief, Staten Generaal, Inventory Nr. 12580.10.1-11.
  3. Nationaal Archief, Staten Generaal, Inventory Nr. 5550, dated 23 September 1652.
  4. Hendrik de Raedt, Lyste van de schepen van Oorloge onder het beleyt Admirael Marten Harpersz. Tromp, 1652.

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