Battle of Kentish Knock

Slag bij de Hoofden

Battle of the Zealand Approaches

28th September 1651/52
Part of : The First Anglo-Dutch War (1652 - 1654)
Previous action : Battle of Elba 28th August 1651/52
Next action : Battle of Dungeness 30th November 1651/52

 

Dutch Republic

 
Dutch Fleet, Witte Corneliszoon de With
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
Prins Willem (24) 56 Fleet Flagship
Vrede (44) 44 Squadron Flagship
Prinses Louise (40) 40 Squadron Flagship
Breda (34) 34 Squadron Flagship
Westergo (34) 34 Squadron Flagship
Kampen (54) 54 
Brederode (54) 54 
Ter Goes (48) 48 
Henrietta Louise (48) 48 
Vrijheid (46) 46 
Aartsengel Michael (40) 40 
Groningen (40) 40 
Vogelstruis (40) 40  Hired East-Indiaman
Vrede (40) 40 Hired Merchantman
Prins te Paard (38) 38 
Drie Koningen (36) 36 
Wapen van Enkhuizen (34) 34 
Zeelandia (34) 34 
Burg van Alkmaar (30) 30  Exploded
Gorcum (30) 30 
Graaf Willem (30) 30 
Maria (30) 30  Captured
Amsterdam (30) 30 
Faam (30) 30 Hired Merchantman
Haes in 't Veld (30) 30  Hired Merchantman
Frisia (30) 30 
Sint Pieter (28) 28 
Gelderland (28) 28 
Gouda (28) 28 
Leiden (28) 28 
Gouden Ster (28) 30 
Zutphen (28) 36 
Witte Lam (28) 28 Hired Merchantman
Arke Trojane (28) 28 Hired Merchantman
Sint Francisco (28) 28 Hired Merchantman
Zeeuwsche Leeuw (28) 28 
Maagd van Enkhuizen (28) 28 Hired Merchantman
Prins Maurits (28) 28 
Vos (28) 28  Fireship
Liefde (26) 26 Hired Merchantman
Zeeridder (26) 26 
Sint Jan (26) 26 
Sandenburg (26) 26 
Kasteel van Medemblik (26) 26 
Hollandsche Tuin (24) 24 
Gouden Leeuw (24) 24 
Monnikendam (24) 24 
Hector van Troje (24) 24 
Haes (20) 20 
Eenhoorn Unknown  Fireship
Graf Sonderlandr Unknown  Fireship
Vergulde Buys Unknown  Fireship
 

Commonwealth of England

 
English Fleet, Robert Blake
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
Resolution (64) 64 Fleet Flagship
James (48) 48 Squadron Flagship
Andrew (42) 52 Squadron Flagship
Sovereign of the Seas (102) 102 
Vanguard (56) 56 
Speaker (50) 50 
Richard and Martha (46) 46  Hired Merchantman
Laurel (46) 46 
Triumph (44) 60 
Ruby (42) 42 
Diamond (42) 42 
Lion (42) 40 
London (40) 40  Hired merchantman
Convertine (40) 40 
Assurance (40) 40 
Lisbon Merchant (38) 38  Hired Merchantman
Dragon (38) 38 
Anthony Bonaventure (36) 36  Hired Merchantman
Hound (36) 36 
Assistance (34) 34 
Hercules (34) 34  Hired Merchantman
President (34) 34 
Foresight (34) 34 
Nonsuch (34) 34 
Portsmouth (34) 34 
Pelican (34) 34 
Advice (34) 34 
Old President (34) 34 
Waterhound (32) 32 
Convert (32) 32 
Mary Flyboat (32) 32 
Exchange (30) 30  Hired Merchantman
Nightingale (30) 30 
Guinea (30) 30 
Culpepper (30) 30 
Garland (28) 40 
Cullen (28) 28  Hired Merchantman
Prudent Mary (28) 28  Hired Merchantman
Falmouth (28) 28 
Advantage (26) 26 
Martha (25) 25  Hired Merchantman
Golden Dove (24) 24  Hired Merchantman
Acorn (22) 22  Hired Merchantman
Pearl (22) 22 
Sampson (22) 22 
Old Warwick (22) 22 
Cygnet (18) 18 
Gift (16) 16  Hired Merchantman
Paradox (14) 14 
Greyhound (12) 12 
Renown (10) 10 
 
Unknown Division
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
 

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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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