- C. T. Atkinson, Ed., The First Dutch War, Vol.IV, 1910.
- Dr. S.R. Gardiner, Ed., The First Dutch War, Vol.I, 1898.
- Dr. S.R. Gardiner, Ed., The First Dutch War, Vol.II, 1900.
- Dr. S. R. Gardiner, and C. T. Atkinson, Ed., The First Dutch War, Vol.III, 1906.
Monday, January 09, 2006
Dutch Captain: Pieter Adriaanszoon van Blocker
Pieter Adriaanszoon van Blocker served the Hoorn Directors. He commanded a ship, whose name we have not been able to find, that carried 28 guns and had a crew of 105 men. He served with the fleet in June 1652 and was on the voyage to the Shetlands in July and August. There is a handwritten document dated 24 July 1652 that lists him with Tromp's fleet. On 18 October, his ship was one of those which joined the fleet commanded by Witte de With, following the Battle of the Kentish Knock. He also took part in the Battle of Dungeness on 10 December 1652. There is mention of him by Lt.-Admiral Tromp in late January 1653 saying that Pieter Adriaanszoon van Blocker's ship was one of those mssing after a storm. The other ships survived the storm, so we would have expected that his would have, as well, but there is no further mention of him in the published literature available to me.