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Saturday, March 11, 2006

The Dutch fleet in about 1636

I have a document from the Nationaal Archief that is written in very sloppy handwriting, as if done hastily. This is from the Staten Generaal 1 01 04, inventory number 5516. The list is somewhat interesting in that it has ship names and captains, ordered by admiralty. Just from the combination of ships and captains, the list appears to date from about 1636. I have slightly annotated the list and used other sources to be able to read almost incipherable names:
Rotterdam

lt-admiraal   Dorp                  Aemilia
vice-admiraal Liefhebber            Dordrecht
kapitein      Willem van Coulster   Gelderlant
kapitein      Sijbrant Vijch        Zeekalf
kapitein      Jan van Dijmen        Prins Hendrik

Amsterdam

kapitein      Joris van Cats        Zuijder Zee
kapitein      Willem van Brederode  Utrecht
kapitein      Jacob Brouwer         Deventer
kapitein      Pieter Meussen Vloo   Walcheren
kapitein      Denijs Tronquoij      Haerlem
kapitein      Jacques Forant        Gouda
kapitein      Jan van Galen         Bul (is in England as a captive 
                                            with his ship)

Zeeland

commandeur    Jan Evertsen          Vlissingen
kapitein      Joost Bankert         Middelburg
kapitein      Frans Jansz           Zeeridder
kapitein      Vlieger               Meerminne
kapitein      Hollare               Hasewint
kapitein      Regermorter           Zierickzee

North Holland

vice-admiraal Quast                 Nassau
kapitein      Claes Ham             Davit (Koning David)
kapitein      Bleecker              Eendracht
?             ?                     Hollandsche Tuijn (kapitein Halfhoorn)
?             ?                     Eenhoorn (kapitein Keert de Koe)

1 comment:

Willem said...

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http://gotoholland.blogspot.com

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