Monday, February 13, 2006
The September 1652 lists do not list the entire Dutch fleet
Upon closer examination, the September 1652 lists of Dutch ships do not reflect the strength of the complete fleet that fought at the Battle of the Kentish Knock. They are only ships that were lying at the Vlie prior to setting sail to join Witte de With, who was at sea with more ships. The best opportunity for a newer listing of all the ships is to use the lists of captains from Witte de With's correspondence and captains mentioned in Schetsen uit de Geschiedenis van ons Zeewezen.