Captain Ship Guns Fate Abraham van Kampen Arke Troijnane 28 Sunk at the Battle of Portland Cornelis Jansz Poort Kroon Imperiael 34 Sunk at the Battle of Portland Nicolaes de With Prins Maurits 34 Wrecked in November 1652 Bartholmeus Rietbeeck Rooseboom 28 Captured at the Battle of the Gabbard Stoffel Juriaenszoon Sint Francisco 28 Captured at the Battle of Portland Jacob Syverstz Spanheym Elias 34 Captured at the Battle of the Gabbard Bruyn van Seelst Groote Liefde 38 Captured at the Battle of PortlandSeveral of the captured ships saw long service in the English navy, such as the Groote Liefde, which was recaptured by the Dutch at the Battle of Lowestoft, in June 1665.
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Known war losses from the first 24 Amsterdam Directors' ships
Of the first 24 ships hired by the Amsterdam Directors in early March 1652, none were lost during 1652, except for the Prins Maurits. That changed in 1653. These are the ships that were lost and their fate. I have only listed the original captain: