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Friday, September 23, 2005

Allert Tamessen in 1645

Allert Janszoon Tamessen (or Taemsen) commanded the Enkhuizen Directors ship Dolphijn in 1645. The Dolphijn carried 34 guns and had a crew of 85 men. We know Allert Janszoon Tamessen, because he commanded the Wapen van Hoorn (30 guns and a crew of 115 men) in 1652-1653 for the Admiralty of the Noorderkwartier. He I have confused him in the past with the Zeeuws captain Allert Janszoon, who commanded the Dubbele Arend during the First Anglo-Dutch War. Sources:
  1. James C. Bender, unpublished manuscript “Dutch Captains”, 2004.
  2. James C. Bender, unpublished manuscript "Dutch Ships 1600-1700", 2005.
  3. G. W. Kernkamp, De Sleutels van de Sont, 1890.

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