Sunday, June 11, 2006

Dutch Commander of Marines: Gerolf van Isselmuyden

Gerolf van Isselmuyden lived until 11 August 1674. In 1672, he was commander of the sea soldiers. He distinguished himself in the defense of the Smyrna convoy under De Haze. Also in 1672, he was severely wounded in the Battle of Solebay. In 1674, he was killed as captain of the marines in the Battle of Senef. The Battle of Senef was fought between armies commanded by Prince Condé for the French and William of Orange. My piece about Francois Palm has a little more on the Battle of Senef, where Francois Palm was also killed. Sources:
  1. James C. Bender, "Dutch Captain: Francois Palm", 17th Century Naval Wargaming, 2005
  2. J. C. Mollema, De Eere Rol, from Geschiedenis van Nederland ter Zee, Vol.II, 1940

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