- 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- Carl Stapel, unpublished manuscript "Vlootlijst Schooneveld I 7 juni 1673", 2005.
Saturday, November 05, 2005
Dutch Captain: Jan van Kampen
Jan van Kampen served the Admiralty of Amsterdam. On 23 June 1672, he commanded the fireship Sayer (4 guns) in De Ruyter's First Squadron. On 31 July, he was still in the Sayer in De Ruyter's squadron. He was still in command of the Sayer with De Ruyter in September 1672, as well. By May 1673, he commanded the fireship Wapen van Emmerick (4 guns) in Lt-Admiral van Nes's squadron. By 16 May, he was in Tromp's squadron. He commanded the Wapen van Emmerick fireship in the First Schooneveld Battle. Prof. Bruijn wrote that after 7 June 1673, he commanded the Wapen van Velsen (4 guns) in Tromp's squadron. He was absent from the fleet list for 12 June 1673. We know that he commanded the fireship Wapen van Velsen in the Battle of the Texel, where he was assigned to Cornelis Tromp's division. He was in De Ruyter's expedition to Martinique in June 1674, where he commanded the fireship Leidster (4 guns). In 1675, he commanded the fireship Salm in De Ruyter's fleet that sailed for the Mediterranean Sea. On 8 January 1676, he was with De Ruyter at the Battle of Stromboli. On 22 April, he fought at Etna. Sources: