Rotterdam Admiralty Ships Prinses Louise, 36 guns Vice-Admiral Witte de With Gorinchem, 30 guns Captain Jan Jacobsz van Nes Rotterdam Directors' Ships Prins te Paard, 38 guns Captain Corstiaen Corstiaenszoon some ship, 26 guns Captain Ruth Jacobsz Buys Amsterdam Admiralty Ships Vrede, 42 guns Commandeur Gideon de Wildte Campen, 38 guns Captain Joris van der Zaan some ship, 26 guns Captain Abraham van der Hulst Leiden, 28 guns Captain Cornelis Cornelisz Jol (Hoola) Zutphen, 28 guns Captain Ewout Jeroenszoon Hollandsche Tuin, 24 guns Captain Hillebrandt Jeroenszoon Gouden Leeuw, 24 guns Captain Gillis Thyssen Campen Achilles, 28 guns Captain Dirk Schey Star, 28 guns Captain Jacob Paulusz Cort Hollandia, 32 guns Captain Albert Claesz de Graeff Zeelandia, 36 guns Lieutenant-Commander Nicolaes Marrevelt Amsterdam Directors' Ships Faam, 28 guns Captain Jacob Andriesz Swart Witte Lam, 28 guns Captain Cornelis van Houtten Arke Troijane, 28 guns Captain Abraham van Campen Sint Francisco, 28 guns Captain Stoffel Juriaenszoon Zeeland Admiralty Ships Wapen van Zeeland, 30 guns Commandeur Cornelis Evertsen de Oude some ship, 26 guns Captain Adriaan Banckert Amsterdam, 30 guns Captain Adriaan Kempen Hollandia, ? guns Captain Philips Joosten Dordrecht, 17 guns Captain Pieter Gorcum Zeeridder, 28 guns Captain Gillis Janszoon East Indiamen from Middelburg Prins Willem, 40 guns Captain Jacob Gaeuw Louisa Hendrika, 45 guns Captain Pieter Marcuszoon Zeeland Directors Ships Dubbele Arend, 26 guns Captain Allert Janszoon (Vlissingen) some ship, 30 guns Captain Johannes van Regermorter (Middelburg) Haes in 't Veld, 30 guns Captain Bastiaan Sentsen (Centsen or Centen) (Vlissingen) Gouden Leeuw, 30 guns Captain Jacob Adriaansz Penssen (Middelburg) Noorderkwartier Admiralty Ships Prins Maurits, 28 guns Captain Cornelis Pietersz Taeman Monnick, 24 guns Captain Arent Dirckszoon Burcht van Alkmaar, 24 guns Captain Gerrit Nobel Wapen van Enkhuizen, 30 guns Captain Gerrit Femssen Friesland Admiralty Ships some ship, ? guns Captain Belevelt Frisia, ? guns Captain Schelte Wiglema Gelderland, 24 guns Captain Laurens Degelcamp Breda, 28 guns Captain Adriaan Bruynsveld Fireships Eenhoorn commandeur Laurens Josiaszoon Vale Haen commandeur Pieter Marcuszoon Graaf Sonderlandt commandeur Hendrick Janszoon Vergulde Buys commandeur Ary Cornelsz Amsterdam commandeur Dirck Dirckszoon Hoop commandeur Schooneveld Vos commandeur Jan Jacobszoon some fireship commandeur Jacob JanszoonThe fireship data is not quite so reliable as the other data, as I had to rely on the document from The First Dutch War, Vol.II. I used my unpublished paper "Dutch Ships 1600-1700" to fill in the details, as well as my document "The Dutch Fleet on 4 August 1652 as listed in Hendrik de Raedt's pamphlet". That document is less complete for fireships.
Thursday, June 15, 2006
Witte de With's fleet on 17 September 1652
Several days before the Battle of the Kentish Knock, Witte de With's fleet consisted of the following ships and captains: