- Gerard Brandt, Het Leven en Bedrijif van den Heere Michiel de Ruiter, 1687.
- J. R. Bruijn, De Oorlogvoering ter zee in 1673 in Journalen en Andere Stukken, 1966.
- Carl Stapel, unpublished manuscript "Vlootlijst Schooneveld I 7 juni 1673", 2005.
Sunday, November 06, 2005
Dutch Captain: Dirk Klaaszoon Harney
Dirk Klaaszoon Harney served the Admiralty of Amsterdam. He apparently commanded the fireship Sint Jakob en Anna with the fleet in September 1672, after the actions on 3 September and 9 September. On 10 May 1673, he was with the fleet off of Schooneveld. He now commanded the fireship Vrede. He was with Lt-Admiral van Nes's Second Squadron. By about 16 May, he was with Cornelis Tromp's squadron. He fought in the First Schooneveld Battle on 7 June. On 12 June, he still eommanded the Vrede in Tromp's squadron. He fought in the Battle of the Texel, where he commanded the fireship Vrede (4 guns). He was assigned to Isaac Sweer's division in Cornelis Tromp's squadron. In 1675, he sailed for the Mediterranean with De Ruyter's fleet sent to aid the Spanish in their fight against the French. He commanded the fireship Jakob en Anna. He fought in the Battle of Stromboli on 8 January 1676. He was in the Third Squadron. He fought in the Battle of Etna on 22 April 1676, where he was assigned to the Second Squadron. He still commanded the fireship Jakob en Anna (4 guns). Sources: