Action of 1665-04-13

13th April 1665
Part of : The Second Anglo-Dutch War (1665 - 1667)
Previous action : Attack on Dutch merchants 29.12.1664
Next action : Battle of Lowestoft 3.6.1665


Kingdom of England

English Ships
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Yarmouth (50) Thomas Ayliffe
Mermaid (24) John King
Diamond (42) John Golding (d.1665) CO Killed

Dutch Republic

Dutch Ships
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Eendracht (32) Cornelis Evertsen (1642-1706)Fleet Flagship Captured
Jonge Leeuw (10)   Captured

Notes on Action

One of the first actions of the war was fought in the North Sea between the English cruisers Yarmouth, 44, Diamond, 40, and Mermaid, 22, and the Dutch cruisers Eendracht, 32, and Jonge Leeuw, 22, in February, 1665 (sic). The vessels seem to have been scouting on behalf of their respective fleets. The Dutch ships, after a brave defence, were taken; and Cornelis Evertsen, " the Youngest," then a young man of three and twenty, in command of the Eendracht, became a prisoner: but the victory cost the life of Captain John Golding, of the Diamond.

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