Sunday, January 28, 2007
Andries Douwesz Pascaert
Given that Andries Douwesz Pascaert commanded the Harlingen Directors' ship Sint Vincent from the start of the war up through the Three Days Battle (the Battle of Portland), he may well have commanded the ship in the Battle of the Gabbard on 12 June to 13 June 1653. That is something of a stretch, as they lists in Witte de With's journal show Jacob Kleijdijck as captain in May 1653. The fact that Andries Douwesz Pascaert was convicted in a courtmartial shows that despite the lists, he was in the battle.