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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

The English prize Bonaventura in 1653

The English hired ship Anthony Bonaventure, along with the Garland had both attacked Tromp's flagship in the Battle of Dungeness on 10 December 1652. Johan Evertsen came to Tromp's rescue and together, they captured the Anthony Bonaventure and Garland. In 1653, the Anthony Bonaventure was fitted out by the Middelburg Directors. Ron van Maanen says that the Bonaventura carried between 30 and 36 guns and had a crew of 110 men. Ron says that the English recaptured the ship in the Battle of Scheveningen, and later sold it. Sources:
  1. Dr. S. R. Gardiner, and C. T. Atkinson, Ed., The First Dutch War, Vol.III, 1906
  2. Ron van Maanen, unpublished manuscript, the "Zeeland" document, undated

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