- 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.
- Carl Stapel, unpublished manuscript "Vlootlijst tocht naar Chatham", 2005.
Sunday, October 30, 2005
Dutch Captain: Laurens Bruijn
Laurens Bruijn (Bruin, or de Bruyn) served the Admiralty of Amsterdam. He fought in the Battle of Lowestoft, where he commanded the small frigate Fortuijn (14 guns). He was assigned to Cornelis Tromp's Fifth Squadron. In August, he commanded the Maecht van Enkhuizen (38 guns) with the fleet. He was assigned to Cornelis Evertsen's squadron. In May 1667, he commanded the frigate or three-masted jacht Postiljon (20 guns) with De Ruyter's fleet in the Channel. In the actual Raid on Chatham, he was in the Postiljon, and was assigned to Aert van Nes's Second Squadron. Sources: