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Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Dutch Captain: Hendrik Hendrikszoon

Hendrik Hendrikszoon served the Admiralty of Amsterdam. In June 1666, he fought in the Four Days' Battle, where he commanded the fireship Wapen van Engeland. He was assigned to Cornelis Tromp's squadron. In 1667, he took part in the Raid on Chatham, where he commanded the fireship Katharina. He was assigned to Aert van Nes's Second Squadron. In 1671, he commanded the fireship Velsen in De Ruyter's squadron. He apparently fought in the Battle of Solebay, where he still commanded the fireship Velsen. He was now in Van Ghent's squadron. On 23 June 1672, he was with the fleet, assigned to Isaac Sweers' squadron. He was also with the fleet on 31 July, where his fireship Velsen was said to have 4 guns. About 21 September, he was with the fleet off the Texel. Sources:
  1. Gerard Brandt, Het Leven en Bedrijif van den Heere Michiel de Ruiter, 1687.
  2. Frank Fox, A Distant Storm: the Four Days' Battle of 1666, 1996.

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