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Sunday, August 28, 2005

Dutch Captain: Jan Bogaart

Jan Bogaart served the Admiralty of Amsterdam. He commanded the advice jacht Egmond (10 guns) in 1672. He fought in the Battle of Solebay, where the Egmond had two men severely wounded. He was assigned to Van Ghent's squadron. In 1673, he commanded the frigate Bommel (24 guns). He was probably present at the Schooneveld battles and fought in the Battle of the Texel in August. He was assigned to Isaac Sweers' division. Sources:
  1. R. C. Anderson, Journals and Narratives of the Third Dutch War, 1946.
  2. Gerard Brandt, Het Leven en Bedrijif van den Heere Michiel de Ruiter, 1687.
  3. J. R. Bruijn, De Oorlogvoering ter zee in 1673 in Journalen en Andere Stukken, 1966.

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