Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Dutch Captain: Constantijn van Langenhoven

Constantijn van Langenhoven served the Admiralty of Amsterdam. He lived from 1662 to 1719. He was appointed a captain in 1698. In 1711, he protected the Spanish Queen in Barcelona. He commanded the ship Loosdregt (or Loosdrecht) (64 guns). He was there with Captain Deyman, who commanded another 64-gun ship, the Leeuw. Sources:
  1. Anthonie Heinsius (Institut voor Nederlandse Zeegeschiedenis), Brieven van Anthonie Heinsius 1702-1720.
  2. J. C. De Jonge, Geschiedenis van het Nederlandsche Zeewezen, Vol.IV, 1861.

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