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- J. R. Bruijn, De Oorlogvoering ter zee in 1673 in Journalen en Andere Stukken, 1966.
Sunday, August 21, 2005
Dutch Captain: Jan van Abkoude
Jan van Abkoude served the Admiralty of Amsterdam. He died in 1680. He commanded the frigate Oudkarspel (34 guns) in the Battle of the Texel in August 1673. He was assigned to Cornelis Tromp's division. In July 1675, he commanded the frigate Leiden (36 guns). He was with De Ruyter's fleet that was sent to the Mediterranean Sea. On 29 November 1675, he was assigned to De Ruyter's division. At Stromboli, he was in De Ruyter's Second Squadron. At Etna (Agosta), he was also in De Rutyer's squadron. His ship was apparently lost at the Battle of Palermo, when the combined Dutch-Spanish fleet was defeated. Sources: