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Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Dutch Captain: Jan Janszoon Verboekholt

Jan Janszoon Verboekholt served the Admiralty of Amsterdam. In 1667, he commanded the jacht Windhond (18 guns), which was apparently newly completed. He was with the fleet in May 1667. he took part in the Raid on Chatham, where he was assigned to Van Ghent's Third Squadron. On 18 June, he was up the Thames to Rochester with the group of ships that included Jan van Brakel's ship Vrede and and Jan Danielszoon van Rijn's Pro Patria fireship. On 15 July 1667, he was with De Ruyter's squadron. Sources:
  1. Gerard Brandt, Het Leven en Bedrijif van den Heere Michiel de Ruiter, 1687.
  2. Carl Stapel, unpublished manuscript "Vlootlijst tocht naar Chatham", 2005.

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