Monday, December 02, 2013
I had decided quite a while ago that the drawing of the Brederode under repair must have been after the battle of Dungeness. My reasoning was that the ships shown in the harbor were Dungeness-related, such as the captured Garland. The other possibility is that the picture was of the Brederode after the Battle of Portland (or the Three Days Battle). I still believe that the Brederode took more damage at the Battle of Dungeness, when the ship was almost captured by the Garland and Anthony Bonaventure. I had not read about the Brederode having that much damage at the Three Days Battle other than the underwater damage that required constant pumping.