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Monday, September 26, 2005

Dutch Captain: Jacob Bruynings

This is based on my translation of a piece by Mr. Carl Stapel about the Dutch captain Jacob Bruynings:
Jacob Bruynings

Admiralty of the Noorderkwartier

Died 13 July 1665 in Den Helder, where he was shot.

1665 captain

On 13 June 1665, he fought in the Battle of Lowestoft,
where he was he was in the 7th Squadron of Vice-Admiral Volkert Schram
as a captain of the Westfriesland (built in 1661, with 50 guns
and a crew of 250). During the battle, he behaved cowardly.

After the battle, he was arrested.

In the court-martial of 13 July 1665, he was condemned to death.
On the same day he was shot in Den Helder.

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