Wednesday, May 23, 2007
One hole in my knowledge is a list of the Dutch fleet in the Three Days Battle (the Battle of Portland)
One thing that I really need is a list of the Dutch ships and fleet organization for the Three Days Battle. I assume that Dr. Ballhausen's list has little relation to what was actually used. I hope that I have information about most of the ships, and just need the actual fleet list. I can guess at some of the list. There was a substantial Zeeland presence. There were something like 17 ships that survived, while one, the Faam, commanded by Swart Pieter (the luitenant of Cornelis Loncke), was sunk.