Tromp in the Brederode, squadron admiral Gideon de Wildt in the Vrede, squadron Vice-Admiral Abel Roelantsz Verboom in the Prinses Louise, squadron Rear-Admiral Witte de With in the Vrijheid, squadron admiral Jan de Lapper in the Phesant, squadron vice-admiral Jacob Kleijdijck in the Prins, squadron rear-admiral (Schout-bij-Nacht) Johan Evertsen, possibly in the Milde Maerten rather than the Hollandia, squadron admiral Cornelis Evertsen de Oude in the Zeeuwsche Leeuw, squadron vice-admiral Adriaen Nicolaesz Kempen in the Amsterdam, squadron rear-admiral de Ruijter's and Florissen's squadrons totaled 35 ships Michiel de Ruijter in the Lam, squadron admiral Adriaen Jansz den Oven in the Neptunus, squadron vice-admiral (Sunk) Marcus Hartman in the Gecroonde Liefde, squadron rear-admiral Pieter Florissen in the Monnikendam, squadron admiral Gillis Thijssen Campen in the Groningen, squadron vice-admiral Claes Bastiaensz van Jaersvelt in the David en Goliat, squadron rear-admiralI see what I wrote in 2004 about this topic.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Dutch squadrons on 12 and 13 June 1653
The question arose as to what the Dutch squadron organization was at the Battle of the Gabbard on 12 and 13 June 1653. Lacking manuscript sources, I was reduced to using Brandt's biography of De Ruyter, with a little supplementary information: