- Gerard Brandt, Het Leven en Bedryf van den Heere Michiel De Ruiter, 1687.
Jaap R. Bruijn, De Oorlogvoering ter zee in 1673 in Journalen en Andere Stukken, 1966.
Monday, August 15, 2005
Dutch Captain: Jan Noirot
Jan Noirot served the Admiralty of Amsterdam. In July 1672, he commanded the Beschermer (50 guns). In 1673, he commanded the small frigate Popkensburg (24 guns). He fought in the first Schooneveld battle, and probably in the second. In August 1673, he fought in the Battle of the Texel. In that battle, he was assigned to Isaac Sweers' division. In 1674, he commanded the Graaf Floris fluit (12 guns) in Michiel De Ruyter's expedition to Martinique. The Graaf Floris transported 137 soldiers in that operation. In July 1675, he was with De Ruyter's fleet sent to the Mediterranean Sea. He commanded the frigate Groenwijf (36 guns). Andrew says that he fought in the battles of Stromboli, Agosta (Etna), and Palermo in 1676. Sources: