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Thursday, September 08, 2005

Dutch Captain: Jan Janszoon Maauw

Jan Janszoon Maauw served the Admiralty of the Noorderkwartier. In August 1666, he commanded the old frigate Kasteel van Medemblik (30 guns). He commanded her in the St. James's Day Battle, where he was assigned to Cornelis Tromp's squadron. In 1667, he commanded the Caleb (48 guns). He took part in the Raid on Chatham in May and the Raid on Harwich in July. In 1671, he commanded the frigate Mercurius (24 guns). In 1672, he fought in the Battle of Solebay, where he commanded the Noorderkwartier (60 guns). The Noorderkwartier had five men killed and ten wounded. Sources:
  1. R. C. Anderson, Journals and Narratives of the Third Dutch War, 1946.
  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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