kapitein Jan le Sage Mi-Dir Vergulde Haan 30 105 kapitein Jacob Adriaansz Penssen Mi-Dir Gouden Leeuw 30 110 kapitein Johannes van Regermorter Mi-Dir ? 30 105 kapitein Bastiaan Tuynemans Mi-Dir Sint Laurens 30 105* kapitein Jan Thyssen Vl-Dir Witte Lam 32 110 kapitein Cornelis Evertsen de Jonge Vl-Dir Vlissingen 26 110 kapitein Allert Janszoon Vl-Dir Dubbele Arend 28 110 kapitein Cornelis Rocusensz Fincen Zi-Dir Liefde 34 110 kapitein Jan Olivierszoon Ve-Dir Wapen ter Veere 38 125The Sint Laurens was captured by the English on 29 May 1652, in the opening battle of the war, near Dover and the Downs. The issues again revolve around the existence of at least one other ship that was known to be Zeeland Directors' ships. By July 1652, Leendert den Haen commanded the Haes in 't Veld (30 guns and a crew of 108 ships). This ship seems to have been the one later commanded by Bastiaan Centsen. The exact timing is unclear, but by the Battle of Dungeness, Bastiaan Centsen was captain of the Haes in 't Veld. He took the English ship Hercules after the battle.
Thursday, May 18, 2006
The nine Zeeland Directors' ships
Zeeland as allocated nine ships from the 50 Directors' ships funded in 1652. Again, we have a list of nine ships from the Hollandsche Mercurius list, reprinted in The First Dutch War, Vol.I and also from Hendrick de Raedt's pamphlet. This is the list: