- Gerard Brandt, Het Leven en Bedrijif van den Heere Michiel de Ruiter, 1687.
- Frank Fox, A Distant Storm: the Four Days' Battle of 1666, 1996.
Monday, September 19, 2005
Dutch Captain: Jan van Blakenburch
Jan van Blakenburch served the Admiralty of Amsterdam. He fought in the Battle of Lowestoft, where he commanded the frigate Overijssel (36 guns and a crew of 116 men). The Overijssel's dimensions were 114ft x 28ft x 11ft. The Overijssel was built in 1650, and served in the First Anglo-Dutch War. At Lowestoft, Jan van Blakenburch was assigned to Egbert Meeuwssen Cortenaer's squadron. In August, he was with De Ruyter's fleet, where he still commanded the Overijssel. In August, the Overijssel had a crew of 140 men. In August, he was assigned to Cornelis Tromp's 3rd Squadron. Sources: