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Warships

The Dutch Fleet on 4 August, 1652
(as listed in Hendrik de raedt's pamphlet)

The following captains were on 4 August 1652, with their ships beneath the Shetlands, cruising there under the command of Admiral Tromp.

Key: A=Admiralty of Amsterdam, A-Dir=Amsterdam Directors, Ed-Dir=Edam Directors, En-Dir=Enkhuizen Directors, F=Admiralty of Friesland, Ha-Dir=Harlingen Directors, Ho-Dir=Hoorn Directors, Mi-Dir=Middelburg Directors, Mo-Dir=Monnikendam Directors, NQ=Noorderkwartier (Noorder-Quartier), R=Admiralty of the Maze (or Rotterdam), R-Dir Rotterdam Directors (includes Delfshaven), Ve-Dir=Veere Directors, Vl-Dir=Vlissingen Directors, Z=Admiralty of Zeeland, Zi-Dir=Zierikzee Directors

States ships of the Admiralty of Rotterdam (the Maze)

Rank Name Adm/Dir Guns Crew Ship Sources
Luitenant-admiraal Tromp R 54 270 Brederode raedt, 1DW1
kapitein Cornelis Engelen Silvergieter R 22 94 Overijssel raedt, 1DW1, staet54
kapitein Jan van Nes Oude Boer Jaep R 30 130 Gorcum 1DW1, raedt, 1DW2
kapitein Leendert Haexwant R 22 90 Utrecht raedt, 1DW1, staet54
kapitein Dirck Juijnbol R 30 131 Schiedam raedt, 1DW1, schet4
kapitein Hendrick Jansz de Munnick R 30 95 Holland raedt, 1DW4

Rotterdam Admiralty's Hired Ships to be deducted from the hundred

Rank Name Adm/Dir Guns Crew Ship Sources
kapitein Corstiaen Eldertsz R 26 105 Roscam raedt, schet5
kapitein Quirijn van den Kerckhoff R 26 110 Maria vloot, raedt
kapitein Corstiaen Corstiaenszoon R-Dir 38 110 Prins raedt, paintings

Directors' Ships of Rotterdam

Rank Name Adm/Dir Guns Crew Ship Sources
kapitein Ruth Jacobszoon Buys R-Dir 26 105 Hollandia raedt, 1DW1, 1DW2
kapitein Jan de Liefde R-Dir 36 125 Jonas rdhb, raedt
kapitein Jacob Cleijdijck R-Dir 30 120 Meerman raedt, cs
kapitein Isaac de Jongh R-Dir 29 110 Sint Pieter raedt, schet2
kapitein Adriaen de Zeeuw1 R-Dir 28 122 Sint Pieter raedt
1 - Adriaen de Zeeuw's ship is damaged and is lying in the Meuse
kapitein Sijmen Cornelisz van der Meer2 R-Dir ? ? Erasmus raedt, schet2
2 - Sijmen Corneliszoon's ship is sunk (sunk by English frigates in the Channel in June)

Admiralty's Ships of Amsterdam

Rank Name Adm/Dir Guns Crew Ship Sources
commandeur Gideon de Wildt A 42 160 Vrede raedt, 1DW4
kapitein Abraham van der Hulst A 26 100 Overijssel 1DW1, raedt
kapitein Gerbrandt Schatter A 26 95 Dolphijn raedt, 1DW4
kapitein Jacob Paulusz Cort A 28 95 Star raedt, 1DW4
kapitein Govert Reael A 36 140 Leeuwarden raedt, 1DW4
kapitein Joris de Colerij1 A 28 100 Hoop 1DW4, raedt
1 - Joris de Colerij's ship is to be deducted from the hundred
kapitein Joris van der Zaan A 38 130 Groningenn raedt, 1DW4
commandeur Nicolaes Marrevelt A 36 120 Zeelandia raedt, ball
kapitein Barent Pieterszoon Dorrevelt A 34 125 Amsterdam raedt, 1DW4
kapitein Cornelis Hola A 28 105 Leiden raedt, ball, 1DW4
kapitein Jan ter Stege2 A 26 100 Keijser raedt, 1DW4
2 - Jan ter Stege's ship is to be deducted from the hundred

Directors' Ships of Amsterdam

Rank Name Adm/Dir Guns Crew Ship Sources
kapitein Jan Meijckes A-Dir 29 100 Alexander dir-1, dir-5, raedt
kapitein Dirck Pater A-Dir 28 105 Blauwe Arend raedt, 1DW1, dir-5
kapitein Matthijs (Matheeus) Corneliszoon A-Dir 34 120 Sint Salvador raedt, dir-1, dir-5
kapitein Jacob Cornelisz Swart A-Dir 28 110 Vliegende Faam raedt, dir-5
kapitein Abraham van Kampen A-Dir 28 100 Arke Troijane raedt, dir-5, 1DW1
kapitein Cornelis Jansz Poort A-Dir 34 125 Kroon Imperiael raedt, dir-2, dir-5
kapitein Cornelis Jansz Brouwer A-Dir 28 105 Vergulde Valck raedt, dir-5
kapitein Maerten de Graef A-Dir 28 110 Prinses Roijael dir, raedt
kapitein Gerrit van Limmen A-Dir 34 125 Neptunis raedt, dir-2, dir-5
kapitein Cornelis Naeuoogh A-Dir 34 125 Sint Mattheus raedt, dir-2, dir-5
kapitein Nicolaes de With A-Dir 34 115 Prins Maurits raedt, dir-2, dir-5
kapitein Gerrit Schuijt A-Dir 28 105 Rooseboom raedt, dir-1, dir-5, 1DW1
kapitein Bastiaen Bardoel A-Dir 28 110 Engel Gabriel raedt, dir-5
kapitein Cornelis van Houten A-Dir 28 110 Witte Lam raedt, dir-1, dir-5
kapitein Hector Bardesius A-Dir 34 120 Gideon van Sardam dir-5, raedt
kapitein Stoffel Juriaenszoon A-Dir 28 105 Sint Francisco raedt, dir-5, schet4
kapitein Claes Bastiaensz van Jaersveldt A-Dir 34 120 David en Goliad raedt, dir-5
kapitein Jacob Sijvertsz Spanheijm A-Dir 34 120 Elias raedt, dir-5
kapitein Hendrick de raedt A-Dir 28 130 Zwarte Leeuw raedt, dir-5
kapitein Sipke Fockes1 A-Dir 28 96 Sint Maria raedt, dir-5
1 - Sipke Fockes' ship is lying mastless in the Texel
kapitein Bruijn van Seelst A-Dir 38 135 Groote Liefde glete, raedt, 1DW1
kapitein Lambert Pieterszoon2 A-Dir 34 130 Nassouw van den Burgh raedt, dir-5
2 - Due to a leak, he was forced to leave
kapitein Frederick de Coninck A-Dir 35 135 Groote Vergulde Fortuijn raedt, dir-3, dir-5
kapitein Frederick Bogaert A-Dir 28 115 Engel Michiel raedt, glete

Directors' Ships of Hoorn

Rank Name Adm/Dir Guns Crew Ship Sources
kapitein Jacob Pietersz Hoeck (Houck) Ho-Dir 30 110 Sampson raedt, fleet2
kapitein Pieter Adriaensz van Blocker Ho-Dir 28 105 Liefde raedt, 1DW1

Directors' Ships of Enkhuizen

Rank Name Adm/Dir Guns Crew Ship Sources
kapitein Gijsbert Malcont ent En-Dir 28 110 Maagd van Enkhuizen raedt, 1DW1
kapitein Jacob Claesz Duijm En-Dir 28 108 Vergulde Zon fleet2, 1DW1, 1DW4, raedt

Director's Ship of Medemblik

Rank Name Adm/Dir Guns Crew Ship Sources
kapitein Jan Pietersz Eenarm1 Me-Dir 26 110 Sint Jeronimus raedt, 1DW3, , schet4
1 - he actually had died in April 1652 and was succeeded in command by Jan Pietersz Deught

Directors' Ship of Edam

Rank Name Adm/Dir Guns Crew Ship Sources
kapitein Jan Frederiksz Houckboot Ed-Dir 30 110 Vergulde Halve Maen raedt, fleet2

Directors' Ship of Monnikendam

Rank Name Adm/Dir Guns Crew Ship Sources
kapitein Jacob Claesz Boot Mo-Dir 32 115 Zwarte Beer raedt

Admiralty's Ships of Zeeland

Rank Name Adm/Dir Guns Crew Ship Sources
vice-admiraal Johan Evertsen Z 38 160 Hollandia 1DW1, 1DW2
commandeur Cornelis Evertsen de Oude Z 30 120 Zeeuwsche Leeuw raedt, paintings
kapitein Gillis Janszoon Z 28 100 Zeeridder raedt, staet54
kapitein Claes Jansz Sanger Z 26 110 Middelburg raedt, schet5, staet54
kapitein Adriaen Kempen Z 30 120 Amsterdam raedt, schet6
kapitein Adriaen Bankert Z 26 100 West Cappelle raedt
kapitein Adriaen Jansz den Oven Z 14 56 Zeeuwsche Jager raedt, schet3

Admiralty's Ships to be deducted from the hundred

Rank Name Adm/Dir Guns Crew Ship Sources
kapitein Lambert Bartelszoon Z 18 100 Eendracht raedt, 1DW1, 1DW4
kapitein Johannes Michielszoon Z 20 100 Haes raedt, 1DW1, 1DW4 a fast storeship
kapitein Jacob Wolphertszoon Z 24 85 Sint Joris raedt, 1DW4
kapitein Daniel Cornelisz Brackman Z 24 100 Offerande Abrahams raedt, 1DW1
kapitein Dingeman Cats Z 23 90 Dolfijn raedt, staet54, schet5

Directors' Ships of Middelburg

Rank Name Adm/Dir Guns Crew Ship Sources
kapitein Jan le Sage Mi-Dir 30 105 Vergulde Haan 1DW1, ball
kapitein Jan Penssen Mi-Dir 30 110 Goude Leeuw 1DW1, 1DW2, 1DW6
kapitein Johannes van Regermorter Mi-Dir 30 105 Leeuwin 1DW1, raedt
kapitein Bastiaan Tuijneman1 Mi-Dir 30 105 Sint Laurens 1DW1, raedt
1 - Bastiaan Tuijneman's ship had been captured
kapitein Jan Thijssen Vl-Dir 32 110 Witte Lam 1DW1, ball, salt

Directors' Ships of Vlissingen

Rank Name Adm/Dir Guns Crew Ship Sources
kapitein Cornelis Evertsen de Jonge Vl-Dir 26 110 Vlissingen raedt, 1DW1, 1DW2
kapitein Allert Janszoon Vl-Dir 26 110 Dubbele Arend raedt, 1DW1, schet3

Directors' Ship of Zierikzee

Rank Name Adm/Dir Guns Crew Ship Sources
kapitein Cornelis Rocuszoon Fincen Zi-Dir 34 110 Wapen van Zierikzee raedt, 1DW1, ball

Directors' Ship of Veere

Rank Name Adm/Dir Guns Crew Ship Sources
kapitein Jan Olivierszoon Ve-Dir 38 125 Wapen van der Vere raedt, zdir

Admiralty Ships of the Noorderkwartier

Rank Name Adm/Dir Guns Crew Ship Sources
SBN Pieter Florisz (Florissen) NQ 32 120 Monnikendam 1DW4, raedt
kapitein Pieter Allertszoon NQ 24 100 Wapen van Hoorn raedt, ont , ball
kapitein Cornelis Pietersz Taenman NQ 28 105 Prins Maurits raedt, 1DW1, 1DW4
kapitein Arent Dirkszoon NQ 24 95 Monnikendam raedt, 1DW4
kapitein Gerrit Femssen NQ 30 110 Wapen van Enkhuizen raedt, 1DW4
kapitein Gerrit Nobel NQ 24 95 Wapen van Alkmaar raedt, 1DW4
kapitein Reynst Cornelisz Sevenhuysen NQ 29 75 Roode Leeuw raedt, 1DW2, 1DW4
kapitein Thijs Tijmensz Peereboom NQ 24 80 Peereboom raedt, 1DW1, 1DW4
kapitein Gerrit Munt NQ 28 109 Huis van Nassau raedt, 1DW4
kapitein Jan Warnaertszoon Capelman1 NQ 28 95 Alkmaar 1DW1, 1DW4
1 - taken by the English
kapitein Willem Ham2 NQ 24 80 Sampson 1DW1
2 - down due to being hurt (his ship taken on 22 July 1652)
kapitein Pieter Schellinger NQ 30 110 Stad van Medemblik 1DW4, raedt, ball

Directors' Ships of Friesland

Rank Name Adm/Dir Guns Crew Ship Sources
kapitein Andries Douwesz Pascaert Ha-Dir 28 105 Sint Vincent raedt, fleet2, 1DW1
kapitein Ariaen Heeres Kleijntje Ha-Dir 28 100 Vergulde Pelicaen fleet1, 1DW1

The Squadron of Vice-Admiral de With

Ships of Rotterdam

Rank Name Adm/Dir Guns Crew Ship Sources
Vice-Admiraal Witte Cornelisz de With R 36 162 Prinses Louise raedt, 1DW2
kapitein Jan de Haes R 24 100 Gulden Beer raedt, vloot
kapitein Hendrik Ernestus de Bartrij R 24 97 Hollandia raedt, vloot, schet2, schet4

Ships of Amsterdam

Rank Name Adm/Dir Guns Crew Ship Sources
commandeur Auke Balck A 46 150 Vrijheid raedt, 1DW2, 1DW4
kapitein Jan Jansz Boermans A 28 100 Prins Willem raedt, 1DW1, 1DW4
kapitein Albert de Graeff A 32 110 Hollandia raedt, 1DW1, 1DW2, 1DW4
kapitein Gillis Thijsz Campen A 24 80 Goude Leeuw raedt, 1DW1, 1DW4
kapitein Barent Cramer A 28 100 Edam raedt, 1DW1, 1DW2, 1DW4

Ships of Zeeland

Rank Name Adm/Dir Guns Crew Ship Sources
kapitein Pieter Gorcum Z 24 85 Sandenburgh raedt, cs, jonge1 , staet54

Ships of Medemblik

Rank Name Adm/Dir Guns Crew Ship Sources
kapitein Teunis Vechterszoon NQ 24 80 Vergulde Schel raedt, 1DW4, ball

Fireships of Rotterdam

Rank Name Adm/Dir Guns Crew Ship Sources
commandeur Jan van der Plaet R ? ? Wapen van Rotterdam raedt, 1DW1
commandeur Allert Adriaenszoon R ? ? Sint Jacob raedt, 1DW1
commandeur Willem Willemsz Bondt R ? ? Coninck Davidt raedt, schet2

Fireships of Zeeland

Rank Name Adm/Dir Guns Crew Ship Sources
commandeur Cornelis Tijbij Z ? ? Ostende, frigate raedt, 1DW1
commandeur Laurens Josiaszoon Z ? ? Eenhoorn, frigate raedt, 1DW1, 1DW2, schet3
commandeur Gerrit Jacobsz Boosse Z ? ? Vercken, boat raedt, 1DW1
commandeur Otto Berckman Z ? ? Liefde, pinnace raedt, 1DW1

Ship of Rotterdam

Rank Name Adm/Dir Guns Crew Ship Sources
schipper Coolbrandt R 16 ? Blompot raedt, 1DW1
schipper Jan Reijerszoon R ? ? a galjoot raedt, 1DW1

Two Galliots of Amsterdam

Rank Name Adm/Dir Guns Crew Ship Sources
schipper Jan Teuniszoon (from Schelling) A ? ? a galjoot raedt
schipper Jacob Jansz Trommel (Vlieland) A ? ? a galjoot raedt

Copye uyt een Brief, geschreven van Capiteyn Hendrick de Raadt, leggende in Hitland voor de Baey van Schalaway, den 10 Aug. 1652.

Goetgunstige Vriendt N. N. Saluyt. Ich en kan niet naer laten N E. bekendt te maken he swaer onweder en storm die wij alhier hebben gehadt. Den 4 deser komende omtrent het Eylant Fairhill begon tegens den avont so te waye en de geheele nacht te stormen dat op menschen leven soo de Luyden alheir alsonde al-te-mael op den anderen hebben bebieden; maert soo het dagh begon te worden vervielen juyst voor eenige Baeyen daer wy met ons 22 met een Brander zijn ingeraecht soodat wij hier omtrent zijn met ons 45 Zeylen waer onder zijn gerehent 4 Branders met 2 Oost Indiesche schepen de welcke wij onder ons bescherminge in 't patria hoopen te brengen. Op gifteren kregen wijn tijdinge dat de Engelsche op den 7 zuyd-oost van Fairhill gesien met 78 zeylen/stelden haer cours op de Windt over om de Zuydt vertrouwen darse haer sullen vervoegen naer Duyns. Wij leggen kler om weder Zee te kiesen goeden Windt uyt sullen soecken te raerken. Ich sende D. E. hier nevens de Lijste van de Schepen die noch bij ons zijn.

In Schalaway (somewhat speculative, as the names are often misspelled)

Rank Name Adm/Dir Guns Crew Ship Sources
commandeur Auke Balck A 46 150 Vrijheid raedt, 1DW2, 1DW4
kapitein Jan Olivierszoon Ve-Dir 38 125 Wapen van der Vere raedt, zdir
kapitein Dirck Pater A-Dir 28 105 Blauwe Arend raedt, 1DW1, dir-5
kapitein Gerbrandt Schatter A 26 95 Dolphijn raedt, 1DW4
kapitein Jan Jansz Boermans A 28 100 Prins Willem raedt, 1DW1, 1DW4
kapitein Cornelis Naeuoogh A-Dir 34 125 Sint Mattheus raedt, dir-2, dir-5
kapitein Hendrik Ernestus de Bartrij R 24 97 Hollandia raedt, vloot, schet2, schet4
kapitein Ariaen Heeres Cleyntie Ha-Dir 28 100 Vergulde Pelicaen fleet1, 1DW1
kapitein Cornelis Jansz Poort A-Dir 34 125 Kroon Imperiael raedt, dir-2, dir-5
kapitein Dirck Juijnbol R 30 131 Gelderland raedt, 1DW1, schet4
kapitein Quirijn van den Kerckhoff R 26 110 Maria vloot, raedt
kapitein Frederick Bogaert A-Dir 28 115 Engel Michiel raedt, glete
kapitein Bruijn van Seelst A-Dir 38 135 Groote Liefde glete, raedt, 1DW1
kapitein Cornelis Jansz Brouwer A-Dir 28 105 Vergulde Valck raedt, dir-5
kapitein Jacob Pietersz Hoeck (Houck) Ho-Dir 30 110 Sampson raedt, fleet2
kapitein Bastiaen Bardoel A-Dir 28 110 Engel Gabriel raedt, dir-5
kapitein Andries Douwesz Pascaert Ha-Dir 28 105 Sint Vincent raedt, fleet2, 1DW1
kapitein Jacob Sijvertsz Spanheijm A-Dir 34 120 Elias raedt, dir-5
kapitein Jan Frederiksz Houckboot Ed-Dir 30 110 Vergulde Halve Maen raedt, fleet2
kapitein Hendrick de raedt A-Dir 28 130 Zwarte Leeuw raedt, dir-5
kapitein Leendert Haexwant R 22 90 Utrecht raedt, 1DW1, staet54
commandeur Allert Adriaenszoon R ? ? Sint Jacob raedt, 1DW1

In the Western Bay

Rank Name Adm/Dir Guns Crew Ship Sources
kapitein Govert Reael A 36 140 Leeuwarden raedt, 1DW4
kapitein Frederick de Coninck A-Dir 35 135 Groote Vergulde Fortuijn raedt, dir-3, dir-5
kapitein Jacob Claesz Duijm En-Dir 28 108 Vergulde Zon fleet2, 1DW1, 1DW4, raedt
kapitein Joris de Colerij A 28 100 Hoop 1DW4, raedt
kapitein Dingeman Cats Z 23 90 Dolfijn raedt, staet54, schet5

Two East Indiamen Orangie and Breda

...with...

Three Fireships lying in the outside harbor

Rank Name Adm/Dir Guns Crew Ship Sources
kapitein Jan le Sage Mi-Dir 30 105 Vergulde Haan 1DW1, ball
kapitein Jacob Cleijdijck R-Dir 30 120 Meerman raedt, cs

Captains Lying to the North

Rank Name Adm/Dir Guns Crew Ship Sources
kapitein Jan Thijssen Vl-Dir 32 110 Witte Lam 1DW1, ball, salt
kapitein Jan Olivierszoon Ve-Dir 38 125 Wapen van der Vere raedt, zdir
kapitein Hendrick Jansz de Munnick R 30 95 Holland raedt, 1DW4
kapitein Corstiaen Eldertsz R 26 105 Roskam raedt, schet5
kapitein Cornelis Engelen Silvergieter R 22 94 Overijssel raedt, 1DW1, staet54
kapitein Gerrit Schuijt A-Dir 28 105 Rooseboom raedt, dir-1, dir-5, 1DW1
kapitein Jacob Wolphertszoon Z 24 85 Sint Joris raedt, 1DW4
kapitein Hendrik Ernestus de Bartrij R 24 97 Hollandia raedt, vloot, schet2, schet4

REFERENCE: Pamphlet «Lyste van de Schepen van Oorloge Onder het beleyt van den Admirael Marten Harpersz. Tromp, En op den 4 Augusty 1652 onder Hitland present geweest, en door een groote storm-wint van den anderen geraeckt. Mitsgaders de Lijst van de Schepen die door de harde Windt van den Admirael afgedwaelt sijn, en tegenwoordich leggen in Hitlant voor de Baey van Schalaway, den 10 Augusty 1652», Amsterdam, Gedruckt by Gillis Joosten, in de Nieuwe-Straet, 1652 (in the collection at the Maritiem Museum Prins Hendrik, Rotterdam).

Sources:

  • [1DW1] The First Dutch War, Vol.I.
  • [1DW2] The First Dutch War, Vol.II.
  • [1DW3] The First Dutch War, Vol.III.
  • [1DW4] The First Dutch War, Vol.IV.
  • [1DW5] The First Dutch War, Vol.V.
  • [1DW6] The First Dutch War, Vol.VI.
  • [ball] Dr. Ballhausen's book.
  • [rdhb] Rotterdamsche Historiebladen.
  • [schet2] Schetsen uit de Geschiedens van ons Zeewezen, Vol.II.
  • [schet3] Schetsen uit de Geschiedens van ons Zeewezen, Vol.III.
  • [schet4] Schetsen uit de Geschiedens van ons Zeewezen, Vol.IV.
  • [schet5] Schetsen uit de Geschiedens van ons Zeewezen, Vol.V.
  • [schet6] Schetsen uit de Geschiedens van ons Zeewezen, Vol.VI.
  • [vloot] De Vlootbouw in Nederland.
  • [vreug] A. Vreugdenhil, Ships of the United Netherlands 1648-1702.
  • [glete] Jan Glete's notes on Directors' ships.
  • [dir] Director's ship documents from the Nationaal Archief from 1652 and 1653.
1 - undated but from March 1652 or later with a table
2 - 12 March 1652
3 - 27 March 1652
4 - 30 March 1652
5 - 8 November 1652
6 - 10 January 1653
7 - 27 January 1653
8 - 28 January 1653
9 - 30 January 1653
10 - 8 February 1653
11 - 18 March 1653
12 - undated but from early 1653
13 - 4 April 1653
  • [ont] Onstelde-Zee.
  • [raedt] Pamphlet of Hendrik de Raedt (about the voyage to the Shetlands).
  • [26Feb52] Admiralty of Rotterdam, 26 February 1652.
  • [zdir] Zeeland Directors ships pages from the Zeeuws Archief.
  • [fleet1] list of the fleet 15/24 July 1652 from the Nationaal Archief.
  • [fleet2] list of the fleet 19/20 September 1652 from the Nationaal Archief.
  • [staet54] Staet van Oorlog te Water for 1654.
  • [paintings] Michael Robinson, Van de Velde Paintings.
  • [cs] communication from Carl Stapel.
  • [salt] Francis Vere, Salt in their Blood: The Lives of the Famous Dutch Admirals, 1955.
  • [jonge1] J. C. De Jonge, Geschiedenis van het Nederlandsche Zeewezen, Vol.I.
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