- R. C. Anderson, Journals and Narratives of the Third Dutch War, 1946.
- Gerard Brandt, Het Leven en Bedrijif van den Heere Michiel de Ruiter, 1687.
Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Dutch captain: Franscois (or Francois) van Aarsen
Franscois (or Francois) van Aarsen served the Admiralty of the Maas. In 1672, he commanded the frigate Utrecht (36 guns). He fought in the Battle of Solebay, where he was attached to De Ruyter's squadron. The Utrecht had one man killed and two severely wounded. On June 23, 1672, he was with the fleet that was anchored 3 miles northwest of West Cappel. On July 31, 1672, he was with the fleet that was lying off Schooneveld. On September 21, 1672, he was with the fleet, lying in the Texel. All through this period, the Utrecht was attached to De Ruyter's squadron. Sources: