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Action of 18 September 1639

17th September 1639 - 19th September 1639
Part of : Eighty Years War (1568 - 1648)
Previous action : Action of 18 February 1639 18.2.1638/39
Next action : Battle of the Downs 21.10.1639

This battle took place between 17 and 19 September 1639 when a Dutch squadron under Admiral Maarten Tromp and Admiral Witte Corneliszoon de With, met with a much larger but poorly led Spanish fleet under Antonio D'Oquendo, consisting of 40 to 45 men–of–war and 40 to 50 transport vessels filled with some 13,000 Spanish soldiers who were being transported to Dunkirk.  Tromp with 12 ships spotted the Spanish fleet on the 16th, but waited for de With to arrive with five more ships before attacking.  Despite his numerical inferiority Tromp got the upper hand in a running fight which lasted into the night.  The next day, Zeeland Commodore Joost Banckert, arrived to reinforce the Dutch with 12 more ships.  Fighting continued until the Dutch ran out of gunpowder when D'Oquendo retreated to the roadstead of the Downs hoping on English protection which would eventually lead to the Battle of the Downs, where D'Oquendo was decisively defeated and this marked the end of Spanish seapower.

 

Dutch Republic -
Maarten Harpertszoon TrompDutch
Naval Sailor
Service 1602-1702

 
Tromp's Squadron,
Maarten Harpertszoon TrompDutch
Naval Sailor
Service 1602-1702
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Aemilia (57) 1632-1647
Dutch 57 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Fleet Flagship
Gelderland (32) 1626-1647
Dutch 32 Gun
5th Rate Ship
Willem van CoulsterDutch
Naval Sailor
Frederik Hendrik (36) 1636-1643
Dutch 36 Gun
5th Rate Ship
Sampson (36) 1629-1652
Dutch 36 Gun
5th Rate Ship
Claesz Corneliszoon HamDutch
Naval Sailor
Service 1600-1647
Hollandsche Tuin (32) 1632-1662
Dutch 32 Gun
5th Rate Ship
Deventer (28) 1627-1640
Dutch 28 Gun
5th Rate
,
Robert PostDutch
Naval Sailor
Omlandia (28) 1637-1653
Dutch 28 Gun
5th Rate Ship
Veere (32) 1639-1649
Dutch 32 Gun
5th Rate Ship
Cornelis RingelszoonDutch
Naval Sailor
Salamander (40) 1628-1639
Dutch 40 Gun
4th Rate Ship
Laurens Pieterszoon BachuysenDutch
Naval Sailor
Service 1589-1689
Groote Christoffel (30) 1639-1639
Dutch 30 Gun
Hired Ship
Frederick PieterszoonDutch
Naval Sailor
Service 1589-1639
Sunk
Gideon (24) 1630-1639
Dutch 24 Gun
6th Rate Ship
Hendrik Janszoon CampDutch
Naval Sailor
Meermin (28) 1619-1639
Dutch 28 Gun
4th Rate Ship
Jan PouwelszoonDutch
Naval Sailor
 
de With's squadron,
Witte Corneliszoon de WithDutch
Naval Sailor
Service 1599-1658
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Maagd van Dordrecht (42) 1631-1645
Dutch 42 Gun
4th Rate Ship
 Squadron Flagship
Overijssel (24) 1628-1642
Dutch 24 Gun
5th Rate
Jacques ForantFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1639-1653
Utrecht (30) 1633-1648
Dutch 30 Gun
5th Rate Ship
Willem van BrederodeDutch
Naval Sailor
Service 1539-1639
,
Sint Laurens (32) 1639-1639
Dutch 32 Gun
4th Rate Ship
Adriaan DommertszoonDutch
Naval Sailor
Service 1589-1689
Bommel (30) 1637-1655
Dutch 30 Gun
5th Rate Ship
 
Bankert's Squadron,
Joost BanckertDutch
Naval Sailor
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Middelburg (30) 1632-1649
Dutch 30 Gun
5th Rate Ship
Adriaen van Trappen BanckertDutch
Naval Sailor
Service 1615-1684
Squadron Flagship
Vlissingen (34) 1632-1653
Dutch 34 Gun
4th Rate Ship
Frans JanszoonDutch
Naval Sailor
Zutphen (28) 1628-1665
Dutch 28 Gun
4th Rate Ship
Joris van CatsDutch
Naval Sailor
Service 1601-1701
Walcheren (28) 1639-1639
Dutch 28 Gun
5th Rate Ship
Jan Teuniszoon SluysDutch
Naval Sailor
Wapen van Nassau (38) 1636-1649
Dutch 38 Gun
4th Rate Ship
Neptunus (28) 1634-1653
Dutch 28 Gun
6th Rate Ship
Albert 't Jonge HoenDutch
Naval Sailor
Amsterdam (10) 1639-1640
Dutch 10 Gun
6th Rate Yacht
Barent Pieterszoon DorreveltDutch
Naval Sailor
Service 1589-1689
Drente (10) 1637-1637
Dutch 10 Gun
6th Rate Yacht
Gerrit VeenDutch
Naval Sailor
Rotterdam (10) 1639-1642
Dutch 10 Gun
6th Rate
Arnemuyden (22) 1636-1639
Dutch 22 Gun
5th Rate Ship
Ter Goes (24) 1636-1639
Dutch 24 Gun
5th Rate Ship
Abraham CrijnssenDutch
Naval Sailor
Service 1616-1716
Friesland (22) 1639-1639
Dutch 22 Gun
5th Rate Ship
Tjaart Rijenx de GrootDutch
Naval Sailor
 

 
Spanish Fleet,
Antonio de OquendoSpanish
Naval Sailor
Ship NameCommanderNotes
 

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