Action of 1652-12-14

14th December 1652
Part of : The First Anglo-Dutch War (1652 - 1654)
Previous action : Battle of Dungeness 30.11.1652
Next action : Battle of Portland 18.2.1652/53 - 20.2.1652/53


Commonwealth of England

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Fairfax (52) John Lawson (1610-1665)About 100 casualties

Dutch Republic

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Breda (34) Adriaan Bruynsveld (d.1658) 12 killed, 20 wounded
Graaf Willem (30) Jan Gideonszoon Verburgh 20 killed and wounded

Notes on Action

We learnt with certainty from a galliot of Rotterdam, sailing with letters of reprisal against the English, how that on the 4/14th and 5/15th of this month (December), Captain Hendrick Jansen Camp and Jan Gedeonsen Verburght, off Bebesier (Beachy Head), had engaged with two English Parliament's ships, the Fairfax of 56 to 60 guns, and another of 42 to 44, and that the Fairfax had had her masts shot away, as well as the ship of Captain Verburght; and so they parted with damage on both sides. Captain Camp had 12 men killed and 20 wounded, Verburght 20 killed and wounded, and afterwards one towed the other to Goeree

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