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Saturday, December 12, 2009

De Jonge's list for the Dutch navy in March 1653

Sadly, we don't know if De Jonge's notes for the list of March 1653 exist. They are not amount his papers preserved at the Nationaal Archief in The Hague. We do have his notes for 1654 and later, at least some of them. If they existed, the notes would be priceless. I can name most of tbe ships in the list, but I can't account for one 40 gun ship of the Admiralty of Amsterdam. The list is peculiar, in that it seems like some ships lost in the Three Days Battle are shown as losses and other ships which were lost in March are still listed (seemingly). One suggestion is that the last Amsterdam 40 gun ship is the Vogelstruis, captured by the English in the Three Days Battle (the Battle of Portland).


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André said...

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André van der Goes

André said...

Dear Jim, I happend to find your blog by chance. I have come, in a haphazardly way, on some information on naval history which I would like to share with you and the readers. If you´re interested, just let me know. And, oh yes, I do have some salt in my blood!
Best regards
André van der Goes

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