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Saturday, May 26, 2007

Apparently, the Campen only came into service by September 1652

The list that I received from Jan Glete, last year, shows Joris van der Zaan (or van Zaanen) in command of the new 40-gun ship Campen. The Campen was completed in 1652. Apparently, the Campen still was incomplete in May. I had assumed that Joris van der Zaan had commanded the Campen while convoying ships off the Start, when he and Jacob Huyrluyt encountered Anthony Young, just prior to the Battle of Dover on 29 May 1652, but that seems not to be the case.

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