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Thursday, August 04, 2005

Dutch Captain: Juriaan Juriaanszoon Poel

Juriaan Juriaanszoon Poel served the Admiralty of the Maze. In 1659, he was with De Ruyter's fleet in the Sound. He commanded the Gelderland (40 guns) that had been completed in 1634. He fought in the Battle of Lowestoft, in June 1665, where he commanded a VOC ship, the Delfland (70 guns). He seems to have survived the battle and the recriminations, as he commanded the frigate Vrede (34 guns) at the St. James's Day Battle in August 1666 (July 25th, old style). He was not present at the Four Days' Battle, in June. 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 James C. Bender, unpublished manuscript "Dutch Ships 1600-1700", 2005.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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