Wednesday, April 19, 2006

We now know the name of Jacob Claesz Boet's ship

Jacob Claeszoon Boet (or Boot) served the Monnikendam Directors. We now know that the name of his ship was the Zwarte Beer (32 guns and a crew of 115 men). He was with the fleet in June 1652, and took part in the voyage to the Shetlands in July and August. He also fought in the Battle of Dungeness in December 1652 and the Three Days' Battle (Portland) from 28 February 28 until 2 March 1653. Carl Stapel says that he died shortly after the battle. Jan Corneliszoon Oly was appointed to replace him in early April 1653. Sources:
  1. James C. Bender, unpublished manuscript "Dutch Ships 1600-1700", 2005
  2. Hendrik de Raedt, Lyste van de schepen van Oorloge onder het beleyt Admirael Marten Harpersz. Tromp, 1652
  3. Carl Stapel, personal communication "221 Monnikendam-dir Zwarte Beer", 2006

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