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Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Dutch Captain: Pieter Magnussen (or Magnuszoon)

Pieter Magnussen (also called Magnuszoon) served the Admiralty of Amsterdam. He fought in the St. James's Day Battle in August 1666. He commanded the frigate Edam (37 guns). He was assigned to Cornelis Tromp's division in the Third Squadron. He took part in the actual Raid on Chatham in the Raadhuis van Haarlem. He was assigned to van Ghent's Third Squadron. He was also with the fleet in July 1667, as well, which was destined for the Thames. 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.
  3. Carl Stapel, unpublished manuscript "Vlootlijst tocht naar Chatham", 2005.

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