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Saturday, August 13, 2005

Dutch Captain: Egbert Pieterszoon Quispel

Egbert Pieterszoon Quispel served the Admiralty of the Noorderkwartier. He fought in the Four Days' Battle as Frederik Stachouwer's flag captain on the Maagd van Enkhuizen 72 guns) (or Wapen van Enkhuizen). Stachouwer apparently killed on the second day of the Four Days' Battle. Egbert Quispel continued to guide the Maagd van Enkhuizen for another day, and then headed for Vlissingen to repair the heavy damage. The Maagd van Enkhuizen had been built at Amsterdam in 1665. Her dimensions were 150ft x 39ft x 14ft. Her crew at the Four Days' Battle was 260 sailors and 51 soldiers. She lost 19 killed, including Frederik Stachouwer. She Carried 72 guns, including: 4-brass 24pdr, 4-brass 18pdr, 18-18pdr, 2-brass 12pdr, 24-12pdr, and 20-6pdr. Sources:
  1. H.A. van Foreest and R.E.J. Weber, De Vierdaagse Zeeslag 11-14 Juni 1666, 1984.
  2. Frank Fox, A Distant Storm: the Four Days' Battle of 1666, 1996.

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