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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

How closely does Brandt's list for the Dutch fleet sent to Danzig in 1656 match Witte de With's journal?

Ever since I received Witte de With's journal last year, with a listing of the Dutch fleet sent to Danzig in 1656, I wondered how closely the list published by Brandt in the biography of Michiel De Ruijter matched what Witte de With had. The answer is that there is exact agreement for most ships except for those from Friesland. Witte de With gives the two Friesland ships as the Prinses Albertina and the Breda, while Brandt gave them as the Friesland and Prinsen Wapen. The captains agree but not the ships. I have the list from Brandt at my "" site.

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