Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Tromp's fleet on 31 May 1652
One recent acquisition was a list of captains in Tromp's fleet on 31 May 1652, two days after the Battle off Dover. Jan Thijssen commanded the van, with mostly Zeeland Directors' ships. Pieter Florissen commanded the rear with Noorderkwartier and Directors' ship from the north holland port cities. Tromp commanded the main body, mostly with Amsterdam Directors' ships.