Monday, February 06, 2006

Dutch Captain: Matthijs Paradijs

Matthijs Paradijs served the Admiralty of the Maze. In 1690, he commanded the frigate Rotterdam (44 guns) when he served as a convoyer in the North Sea. On 4 June 1692, he joined the fleet following the Battle of La Hougue. He commanded the ship Maagd van Dordrecht (60 guns). Apparently, later in 1692, with great effort, he brought the Rotterdam flagship Berschermer to Hellevoetsluis. In 1694, he was with the Mediterranean squadron. Sources:
  1. J. C. De Jonge, Geschiedenis van het Nederlandsche Zeewezen, Vol.III, 1860.
  2. Carl Stapel, unpublished manuscript "Rotterdam fregat 1678", 2005.
  3. Carl Stapel, unpublished manuscript "Vlootlijst La Hogue 2 juni 1692", 2005.

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