Saturday, November 11, 2006

Andries Fortuijn's ship, the Eendracht

Andries Fortuijn commanded the Zeeland ship Eendracht until the ship was sunk at the Battle of Scheveningen, on 10 August 1653. Ron van Maanen has the ship's armament on 29 March 1653: 2-9pdr, 6-8pdr, 2-7pdr, 8-6pdr, 4-4pdr, and 2-3pdr, for a total of 24 guns. The Eendracht, commanded by Andries Fortuijn had been in Michiel De Ruyter's fleet at the Battle Plymouth, in August 1652. Sources:
  1. Dr. S.R. Gardiner, Ed., The First Dutch War, Vol.II, 1900
  2. Ron van Maanen, unpublished manuscript "Zeeland", undated

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