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I had the opportunity while I was working in Minneapolis to see an original set of Thurloe's Papers at the University of Minnesota library in a special collection: "The James Ford Bell Library". In Volume 5 of Letters and Papers Relating to the First Dutch War there is a list from Thurloe. The list is pretty much garbled from the original, which I believe that I have also seen. This was a list of Dutch warships near the Texel after the Battle of the Gabbard. I have tried to correct the list. The list includes the name Ganapan. My explanation for that was that it was a ship named the Sampson. The Dutch handwriting used a style for the S that is essentially the same as the G. The handwriting was sloppy enough, that when I first saw it, it appeared to say Ganapan.
The Admiralty of Amsterdam Overissel Jan van Campen ready Pelicaen Jan Overcamp ready Engel Gabriel Adriaan van den Bosch ready Hollandia Evert Anthonissen not ready, just 86 men Groningen Gilles Thijssen Campen not ready, is repairing Bommel Pieter van Brakel not ready, is in Balck Gouden Reael Adriaan van Loenen ready Windhond, frigate Jan Heertjes ready Brack, frigate Jan Admirael ready Directors of Amsterdam Keurvorst van Keulen Sijmon Dootjes ready Admiralty of the Noorderkwartier Lastdrager Gerrit Munt not ready, has but 60 men Eenhoorn Jan Heck not ready Harder Jan Backer ready Directors of Medemblik Koning Radboud Jan Rootjes ready Directors of Enkhuizen Harderin Dirk Gerritszoon Pomp ready