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Sunday, August 14, 2005

Dutch Captain: Hendrik Vollenhoven

Hendrik Vollehoven served the Admiralty of Amsterdam. He lived from about 1630 until 28 September 1669. In 1665, he commanded the old ship Zon at the Battle of Lowestoft (where the Zon carried 48 guns) and in De Ruyter's fleet in August 1665 (where the Zon carried 5o guns). In 1666, he commanded the Tromp (or Muiltromp) and fought in the Four Days' Battle and the St. James's Day Battle (the Two Days' Battle). In May 1667, he took part in the Raid on Chatham, where he was Van Ghent's flag captain (according to Mollema), although Brandt lists him as commanding the Agatha (50 guns) in the 3rd Squadron. Sources:
  1. Gerard Brandt, Het Leven en Bedrijif van den Heere Michiel de Ruiter, 1687.
  2. Frank Fox, A Distant Storm: the Four Days' Battle of 1666, 1996.
  3. J. C. Mollema, De Eere Rol, from Geschiedenis van Nederland ter Zee, Vol.II, 1940.

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