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Saturday, August 06, 2005

Dutch Captain: Willem Mariniszoon (or Marinissen)

Willem Mariniszoon served the Admiralty of Zeeland. He commanded the frigate Zeeridder during most of 1665 and 1666. By December 1666, he had been relieved by Pieter Mauregnault. In June 1665, he Willem Mariniszoon fought in the Battle of Lowestoft. He was assigned to Cornelis Evertsen de Oude's division. At the Four Days' Battle, he was just assigned to Cornelis Evertsen's squadron, as a frigate. At Lowestoft, the Zeeridder may have been acting as a small ship of the line. At the St. James's Day Battle, he was attached to Jan Evertsen's squadron, with the Zeeridder acting as a frigate.

Zeeridder   built in 1653
Dimesions:  116ft x 28ft x 11.5ft

Date   Guns Sailors Marines Soldiers Gun list:
6/1665 34   154            
8/1665 34   101     22      44
6/1666 36   118             40       2-18pdr, 14-12pdr, 14-6pdr, 6-3&4pdr
8/1666 34   175                

1 comment:

Frans said...

Willem Mariniszoon was not relieved by december 1666.
He died 14 august 1666 because of injuries he suffered during St James's Day Battle

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