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Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Dutch Captain: Adriaan van Rheede

Adriaan van Rheede served the Admiralty of Amsterdam. In July 1654, he commanded the jacht Prinses, a vessel with 12 guns and dimensions 70ft x 18ft. He commanded the Tromp (or Muiltromp) at the Battle of Lowestoft, where he was assigned to Cornelis Tromp's squadron. The Tromp was taken in the battle and Adriaan van Rheede was captured, however the Tromp eventually was "let go" and rejoined the Dutch, although without her captain. Sources:
  1. James C. Bender, unpublished manuscript "Dutch Ships 1600-1700", 2005.
  2. Frank Fox, Great Ships: The Battlefleet of King Charles II, 1980.

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