Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Dutch Captain: Samuel Forman

Samuel Forman served the Admiralty of the Maze. In 1691 and 1692, he commanded the Rotterdam (44 guns) as a convoyer off of Portugal. In 1691, he fought a French privateer off Cadiz. In 1696, he commanded the frigate Rozendaal (38 guns). He was involved in a fight against 8 Dunkirkers off Yarmouth. On 22 May 1703, in the Rotterdam, he took part in a battle with the Marquis de Coëtlogon. Sources:
  1. Hubert Granier, Le Marechal de Coëtlogon, 2002.
  2. J. C. De Jonge, Geschiedenis van het Nederlandsche Zeewezen, Vol.III, 1869.
  3. Carl Stapel, unpublished manuscript "Rotterdam fregat 1695", 2005.
  4. Carl Stapel, unpublished manuscript "Rozendaal 1692", 2005.

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