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Friday, August 05, 2005

Dutch Captain: Huybert Jacobszoon Huygen

Huybert Jacobszoon Huygen served the Admiralty of the Maze. In August 1665, he commanded the Klein Hollandia (57 guns and a crew of 120 sailors, 14 marines, and 48 soldiers). In 1666, he commanded the Gorcum (or Gorinchem). He fought in the Four Days' Battle and the St. James's Day Battle. In the Four Days' Battle, the Gorcum had 3 men killed and 6 wounded. The Gorcum had been built at Rotterdam in 1639. Her dimensions were 116ft x 27ft x 11ft, one of a standard series that were built in 1639. At the Foru Days' Battle, she carried 34 guns, consisting of 2-brass 15pdr, 16-12pdr, 4-6pdr, 6-5pdr, 2-4pdr (?), and 4-3pdr. Her crew in the battle was 116 sailors and 20 soldiers. Sources:
  1. James C. Bender, unpublished manuscript "Dutch Ships 1600-1700", 2005.

  2. Gerard Brandt, Het Leven en Bedryf van den Heere Michiel De Ruiter, 1687.

  3. H.A. van Foreest and R.E.J. Weber, De Vierdaagse Zeeslag 11-14 Juni 1666, 1984.

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