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Sunday, September 04, 2005

Dutch Captain: Jan Bankert

Jan Bankert served the Admiralty of Zeeland. He was the son of Joost Bankert de Oude and Adriana Janszoon. He was appointed as a captain in 1653. He was married to Jannetje Hannot. He died on June 13, 1665. He fought in the Battle of Lowestoft, where he commanded the frigate Delft (34 guns and a crew of 181 men). Sources:
  1. Dr. Carl Ballhausen, Der Erste Englisch-Hollandische Seekrieg 1652-1654, 1923.
  2. Gerard Brandt, Het Leven en Bedrijif van den Heere Michiel de Ruiter, 1687.
  3. Frank Fox, A Distant Storm: the Four Days' Battle of 1666, 1996.

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