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 28.8.1652
Next action : Battle of Dungeness 30.11.1652

 

Dutch Republic

 
Dutch Fleet, Witte Corneliszoon de With (1599-1658)
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Prins Willem (40)  Fleet Flagship
Vrede (44) Gideon de WildtSquadron Flagship
Prinses Louise (40) Johan Evertsen de LiefdeSquadron Flagship
Breda (34) Adriaan Bruynsveld (d.1658)Squadron Flagship
Westergo (34) Tijmen ClaeszoonSquadron Flagship
Kampen (54) Joris van der Zaen (d.1652/53)
Brederode (54) Abel Roelantszoon Verboom
Ter Goes (48)  
Henrietta Louise (48) Michiel Adriaenszoon de Ruyter (1606/7-1676)
Vrijheid (46) Augustin Balck (d.1652/53)
Aartsengel Michael (40) Emmanuel van Zalingen
Groningen (40) Abraham van der Hulst (1619-1666)
Vogelstruis (40) Douwe Aukes (1612-1668) Hired East-Indiaman
Vrede (40)  Hired Merchantman
Prins te Paard (38) Corstiaen de Munnick
Drie Koningen (36) Lucas Albertszoon
Wapen van Enkhuizen (34) Cornelis Maartenszoon Tromp (1629-1691)
Zeelandia (34) Nicolaes Marrevelt
Burg van Alkmaar (30) Gerrit Nobel Exploded
Gorcum (30) Jan Jacobszoon van Nes (d.1652), Willem Adriaanszoon Warmont (d.1653)
Graaf Willem (30) Jan Gideonszoon Verburgh
Maria (30) Claes Zael Captured
Amsterdam (30) Adriaen Nicolaeszoon Kempen
Faam (30) Cornelis LonckeHired Merchantman
Haes in 't Veld (30) Leendert den Haen Hired Merchantman
Frisia (30)  
Sint Pieter (28) Jan Janszoon van der Valck
Gelderland (28) Cornelis van Velsen (d.1653)
Gouda (28) Jan Egberszoon Ooms
Leiden (28) Cornelis Hoola
Gouden Ster (30) Jacob Pauluszoon Cort (d.1653)
Zutphen (36) Jan Uijttenhout
Witte Lam (28) Cornelis van HoutenHired Merchantman
Arke Trojane (28) Abraham van Campen (d.1652/53)Hired Merchantman
Sint Francisco (28)  Hired Merchantman
Zeeuwsche Leeuw (28) Cornelis Evertsen (1610-1666)
Maagd van Enkhuizen (28) Gerrit FemssenHired Merchantman
Prins Maurits (28) Cornelis Pieterszoon Taenman
Vos (28)   Fireship
Liefde (26) Joost Bankert de Jonge (d.1652/53)Hired Merchantman
Zeeridder (26) Gillis Janszoon
Sint Jan (26) Laurens Pensier
Sandenburg (26) Pieter Gorcum
Kasteel van Medemblik (26)  
Hollandsche Tuin (24) Hillebrand Jeroenszoon
Gouden Leeuw (24) Gilles Thijssen Campen
Monnikendam (24) Pieter Floriszoon (1602-1658)
Hector van Troje (24) Reiner Sekema
Haes (20) Johannes Michielszoon (d.1652/53)
Eenhoorn   Fireship
Graf Sonderlandr   Fireship
Vergulde Buys   Fireship
 

Commonwealth of England

 
English Fleet, Robert Blake (1598-1657)
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Resolution (64) William WildeyFleet Flagship
James (48) William Penn (d.1670)Squadron Flagship
Andrew (52) Edward HallSquadron Flagship
Sovereign of the Seas (102) Nicholas Reed
Vanguard (56) Richard Haddock (1581-1660)
Speaker (50) John Coppin (d.1666)
Richard and Martha (46) Eustace Smith Hired Merchantman
Laurel (46) John Taylor (d.1653)
Triumph (60) Benjamin Blake (d.1689)
Ruby (42) John Lambert, Anthony Houlding
Diamond (42) Roger Martin
Lion (40) Charles Saltonstall, Andrew Ball (d.1653)
London (40) John Stevens Hired merchantman
Convertine (40) John Holden
Assurance (40) Benjamin Blake (d.1689)
Lisbon Merchant (38) Simon Bailey Hired Merchantman
Dragon (38) John Stokes
Anthony Bonaventure (36) Walter Hoxton (d.1652) Hired Merchantman
Hound (36) John Golding (d.1665)
Assistance (34) John Bourne
Hercules (34) Zachary Browne Hired Merchantman
President (34) Anthony Young
Foresight (34) Samuel Howett
Nonsuch (34) John Mildmay (d.1653)
Portsmouth (34) William Brandley
Pelican (34) Joseph Jordan (1603-1685)
Advice (34) George Dakins
Old President (34) Thomas Sparling
Waterhound (32) John Golding (d.1665), Giles Shelley
Convert (32) Stephen Rose
Mary Flyboat (32) William Kendall
Exchange (30) Henry Teddeman Hired Merchantman
Nightingale (30) Jacob Reynolds (d.1666)
Guinea (30) Edmond Curtis
Culpepper (30) John Gibbs
Garland (30) Richard Batten
Cullen (28) Thomas Gilbert Hired Merchantman
Prudent Mary (28) Benjamin Salmon Hired Merchantman
Falmouth (28) John Jefferies (d.1666), Richard Neale (d.1665)
Advantage (26) William Beck
Martha (25) Stephen Jay Hired Merchantman
Golden Dove (24) Henry Toope Hired Merchantman
Acorn (22)   Hired Merchantman
Pearl (22) Roger Cuttance (d.1665/66)
Sampson (22)  
Old Warwick (22) William Godfrey
Cygnet (18) Philip Holland (d.1666)
Gift (16)   Hired Merchantman
Paradox (14) Anthony Archer (d.1665)
Greyhound (12) Henry Southwood
Renown (10) Nathaniel Mead
 
Unknown Division
Ship NameCommanderNotes
 

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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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