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Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Dutch Captain: Jacob Pieteys

Jacob Pieteys served the Admiralty of Amsterdam. He commanded the old Fazant (38 guns and a crew of 150 men) at the Battle of Lowestoft, in June 1665. He was assigned to Auke Stellingwerf's 4th Squadron. In August 1665, he was with De Ruyter's fleet. In August, the Fazant had a crew of 118 sailors, 15 marines, and 17 soldiers. He was assigned to Cornelis Evertsen's squadron. The Fazant was one of the ships leased to Denmark from 1666 to 1667. Sources:
  1. Gerard Brandt, Het Leven en Bedrijif van den Heere Michiel de Ruiter, 1687.
  2. Frank Fox, A Distant Storm: the Four Days' Battle of 1666, 1996.
  3. A. Vreugdenhil, Ships of the United Netherlands 1648-1702, 1938.

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