Pieter de Sitter Admiralty of Amsterdam Died: July 1676 on board the Zuiderhuis from the plague in the fleet. Date 1666 11-14 June During the Four Days' Battle, he was flag captain of the Spiegel (1663), Abraham van der Hulsts' flagship. Abraham van der Hulst was killed in the battle. 1667 May He was captain of the ship of the line Huis te Jaersveld (built in 1653, with 46 guns and a crew of 175 sailors and 30 soldiers) in the squadron of Michiel de Ruyter. June in the Raid on Chatham, he was captain of the Jaersveld (1653) with Vice-Admiral Enno Doedes Star in the vicinity of Rochester. 15 July he was part of Aert van Nes's squadron On 21 juli 1667 he served with the same squadron in the vain attack on Harwich. 1672 May He commanded the Agatha (1665, 50 guns) in the squadron of Michiel de Ruyter. 7 June During the Battle of Solebay, he was part of Bancket's squadron and his ship, the Agatha, was heavily engaged, with 13 dead, 17 severely and 18 lightly wounded 1673 7 June. In Schooneveld I he commanded the Agatha (1665–50/198-47) 14 June In Schooneveld II ditto 21 Aug In the Battle of Kijkduin (the Texel) he was captain of the Agatha (1665–50/180-23) in Cornelis Tromp's squadron. 1674 May to September He was captain of the Beschermer (1665–50/188-91) in the expedition to Martinique under Michiel de Ruyter. 1675 In July 1675 he was with the Zuiderhuis (46 guns and 200 men) part of De Ruyter's fleet in the Mediterranean Sea. 1676 8 January Battle of Stromboli 22 April Battle of Etna 1 June Battle of Palermo. He died in July from the "red course" or the plague
Tuesday, September 13, 2005
More about Pieter de Sitter
Mr. Carl Stapel has passed on more information about Pieter de Sitter. It turns out that he died from the plague, not from enemy action. I was rather rushed, so the formatting is not as pretty as usual, but the information is good.