Saturday, March 06, 2004
Privateers Bounty: my Battle of the Kentish Knock scenario
This picture shows the Dutch fleet closing with the English fleet, in the Battle of the Kentish Knock. The wind direction is from the North, which is towards the top of the picture.
The small vessel leading the lower squadron is the Zeeland three-masted yacht, Dordrecht (17 guns). The squadron is Cornelis Evertsen de Oude's "Reserve Squadron". North of that is of Gideon de Wildt's "Rear Squadron" and North of that is part of Witte de With's squadron. Michiel De Ruyter's squadron is up, out of sight, leading the fleet.