- Luc Eekhout, Het Admiralenboek: De Vlagofficieren van de Nederlandse marine 1382-1991, 1992.
- J. C. De Jonge, Geschiedenis van het Nederlandsche Zeewezen, Vol.IV, 1861.
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Dutch Naval Officer: François Ewout Spiering
François Ewout Spiering served the Admiralty of the Noorderkwartier. He was born about 1660 and died at Hoorn on 13 March 1740. He was promoted to captain in 1702. About 1713, he ship, the Wapen van Utrecht (64 guns) was driven ashore by the wind at Port Mahon. He was appointed as a Schout-bij-Nacht in 1719. He cruised with his squadron in the Channel in 1726. He asked for his discharge from the service on 8 January 1728, when he was about 67 years old. He was burgomeester of Hoorn from 1729 until 1740. Sources: