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Friday, February 10, 2006

Dutch Naval Officer Hendrik de Grave

Hendrik de Grave served the Admiralty of the Maze. He was born in Amsterdam on 5 December 1670 and died there on 25 March 1749. He was appointed as a lieutenant in 1691. In 1698, he was promoted to Extra-Ordinary Captain. In 1713, he was promoted to Captain. He was sent in 1716 to the North. Czar Peter recognized his service, where he distinguished himself. In 1722, he was appointed as a Schout-bij-Nacht, and commanded an expedition to Algiers. He complained about the weakness of his squadron. He commanded similar expeditions to Algiers in 1728 and 1729. On 8 May 1744, he was appointed as a Lieutenant-Admiral and as fleet commander. He commanded a relieve squadron to England during 1744 and 1745. Sources:
  1. Luc Eekhout, Het Admiralenboek: De Vlagofficieren van de Nederlandse marine 1382-1991, 1992.
  2. J. C. De Jonge, Geschiedenis van het Nederlandsche Zeewezen, Vol.IV, 1861.

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