Admiralty ships from Friesland Crew Guns Captain Belevelt Captain Wichelma 108 29 Captain Degelcam 77 28 Captain Adriaen Bruijnsvelt 103 28Witte de With's journal, dating from 17 September 1652 has the same figures as these. Carl Stapel wondered if Captain "Belevelt" might be some corruption of Joost Bulter's name, although I am less sure. The other ships are the Frisia, possibly the Gelderland, and the Breda.
Thursday, February 15, 2007
The mysterious captain Belevelt
A list that I received yesterday, in the photographs that arrived by email, shows again a captain named Belevelt, among the captains of the Admiralty of Friesland. The list has the following information: