Saturday, July 22, 2006
The Death of Witte de With
The Dutch Ambassador to Sweden, Antoine van Dongen, wrote a paper about Witte de With, which he calls "Making Waves", the life and times of Admiral Witte de With. He says that the conclusion of the Battle of the Sound, Witte de With had been mortally wounded, but was still alive. He was carried aboard the Swedish ship Draak, along with 70 wounded Dutch sailors. Witte de With died on board the Draak. The Swedes had "rescued the journals and archives" from the Brederode, covering the last six years of her service. Witte de With's journals and letter book are in the Swedish archives.