Battle of Kentish Knock

Slag bij de Hoofden

Battle of the Zealand Approaches

28th September 1652
Part of : The First Anglo-Dutch War (1652 - 1654)
Previous action : Battle of Elba 28th August 1652
Next action : Battle of Dungeness 30th November 1652

 

Dutch Republic

 
Dutch Fleet, Witte Corneliszoon de With
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
Prins Willem 56 Fleet Flagship
Vrede 44Gideon de WildtSquadron Flagship
Prinses Louise -> 1673 Louise 40Johan Evertsen de LiefdeSquadron Flagship
Breda 34Adriaan BruynsveldSquadron Flagship
Westergo 34Tijmen ClaeszoonSquadron Flagship
Kampen 54Joris van der Zaen
Brederode 54Abel Roelantszoon Verboom
Ter Goes 48 
Henrietta Louise 48Michiel Adriaenszoon de Ruyter
Vrijheid 46Augustin Balck
Aartsengel Michael 40Emmanuel van Zalingen
Groningen 40Abraham van der Hulst
Vogelstruis 40Douwe Aukes Hired East-Indiaman
Vrede 40 Hired Merchantman
Prins te Paard 38Corstiaen de Munnick
Drie Koningen 36Lucas Albertszoon
Wapen van Enkhuizen 34Cornelis Maartenszoon Tromp
Zeelandia 34Nicolaes Marrevelt
Burg van Alkmaar 30Gerrit Nobel Exploded
Gorcum 30Willem Adriaanszoon Warmont
Graaf Willem 30Jan Gideonszoon Verburgh
Maria 30Claes Zael Captured
Amsterdam 30Adriaen Nicolaeszoon Kempen
Faam 30Cornelis LonckeHired Merchantman
Haes in 't Veld 30Leendert den Haen Hired Merchantman
Frisia 30 
Sint Pieter 28Jan Janszoon van der Valck
Gelderland 28Cornelis van Velsen
Gouda 28Jan Egberszoon Ooms
Leiden 28Cornelis Hoola
Gouden Ster 30Jacob Pauluszoon Cort
Zutphen 36Jan Uijttenhout
Witte Lam 28Cornelis van HoutenHired Merchantman
Arke Trojane 28Abraham van CampenHired Merchantman
Sint Francisco 28 Hired Merchantman
Zeeuwsche Leeuw 28Cornelis Evertsen
Maagd van Enkhuizen 28Gerrit FemssenHired Merchantman
Prins Maurits 28Cornelis Pieterszoon Taenman
Vos 28  Fireship
Liefde 26Joost Bankert de JongeHired Merchantman
Zeeridder 26Gillis Janszoon
Sint Jan 26Laurens Pensier
Sandenburg 26Pieter Gorcum
Kasteel van Medemblik 26 
Hollandsche Tuin 24Hillebrand Jeroenszoon
Gouden Leeuw 24Gilles Thijssen Campen
Monnikendam 24Pieter Floriszoon
Hector van Troje 24Reiner Sekema
Haes 20Johannes Michielszoon
Eenhoorn Unknown  Fireship
Graf Sonderlandr Unknown  Fireship
Vergulde Buys Unknown  Fireship
 

Commonwealth of England

 
English Fleet, Robert Blake
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
Resolution 64William WildeyFleet Flagship
James -> 1660 Old James 48William PennSquadron Flagship
Andrew 52Edward HallSquadron Flagship
Sovereign of the Seas 102Nicholas Reed
Vanguard 56Richard Haddock
Speaker -> 1660 Mary 50John Coppin
Richard and Martha 46Eustace Smith Hired Merchantman
Laurel 46John Taylor
Triumph 60Benjamin Blake
Ruby 42Anthony Houlding
Diamond 42Roger Martin
Lion 40Andrew Ball
London 40John Stevens Hired merchantman
Convertine 40John Holden
Assurance 40Benjamin Blake
Lisbon Merchant 38Simon Bailey Hired Merchantman
Dragon 38John Stokes
Anthony Bonaventure 36Walter Hoxton Hired Merchantman
Hound 36John Golding
Assistance 34John Bourne
Hercules 34Zachary Browne Hired Merchantman
President -> 1660 Bonaventure 34Anthony Young
Foresight 34Samuel Howett
Nonsuch 34John Mildmay
Portsmouth 34William Brandley
Pelican 34Joseph Jordan
Advice 34George Dakins
Old President 34Thomas Sparling
Waterhound 32Giles Shelley
Convert 32Stephen Rose
Mary Flyboat 32William Kendall
Exchange 30Henry Teddeman Hired Merchantman
Nightingale 30Jacob Reynolds
Guinea 30Edmond Curtis
Culpepper 30John Gibbs
Garland 40Richard Batten
Cullen 28Thomas Gilbert Hired Merchantman
Prudent Mary 28Benjamin Salmon Hired Merchantman
Falmouth 28Richard Neale
Advantage 26William Beck
Martha 25Stephen Jay Hired Merchantman
Golden Dove 24Henry Toope Hired Merchantman
Acorn 22  Hired Merchantman
Pearl 22Roger Cuttance
Sampson 22 
Old Warwick 22William Godfrey
Cygnet 18Philip Holland
Gift 16  Hired Merchantman
Paradox 14Anthony Archer
Greyhound 12Henry Southwood
Renown 10Nathaniel Mead
 
Unknown Division
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
 

Sources

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Previous comments on this page

Posted by James Bender on Wednesday 7th of October 2015 14:50

The smaller ship Ter Goes was commanded by Cornelis Kuiper (or Cuiper). This ship carried 26 guns.
My best list of Dutch fireships at the battle:
1. Eenhoorn Captain Laurens Josiaszoon
2. Vale Haan Pieter Marcuszoon
3. Graaf Sonderlandt Hendrik Janszoon
4. Vergulde Buys Ary Corneliszoon
5. Amsterdam Dirck Dirckszoon
6. Hoop Captain Schoonevelt
7. Vos Jan Jacobszoon
8. Gekroonde Liefde Jacob Hermanszoon Visscher
9. Hoop Thomas Janszoon van Dyk
10. Oranjeboom Leendert Arentszoon de Jager


Posted by James Bender on Wednesday 7th of October 2015 14:42

While the Dutch list is generally good, there are errors. The Prins Willem carried 56 guns at the battle. You are missing the Henriette Louise (or Prinses Louise), which carried 48 guns and was Michiel De Ruyter's flagship in the battle. There are ships listed that were in the Mediterranean Sea at this date, such as the Groot Zutphen, Ter Goes, and the Maeght van Enkhuizen (Cornelis Tromp). Augustijn Balck commanded the Vrijheid by the battle. Abraham van der Hulst commanded the Groningen.

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