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Battle on the Zuiderzee

11th October 1573 (1573/10/20 NS)
Fought at : Zuiderzee - Holland - North Sea
Part of : Eighty Years War (1568 - 1648)
Previous action : Battle of Haarlemmermeer 26.5.1573
Next action : Battle of the Scheldt 29.1.1573/74

A naval battle during the Eighty Years' War in which a Dutch fleet of 24 ships and 700 sailors, destroyed a larger and better-equipped Spanish fleet of 30 ships 1300 sailors on the Zuiderzee. The Spanish lost 6 ships and 300 sailors captured.


Spain -

Spanish Vessels,
Ship NameCommanderNotes

Dutch Republic -
Cornelis Jansz DirkszoonDutch
Naval Sailor

Dutch Vessels,
Cornelis Jansz DirkszoonDutch
Naval Sailor
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Eendracht 1573-1573
Dutch Hired Unknown
Claes WijbrantszoonDutch
Naval Sailor
Fleet Flagship

Notes on Action

Dutch captains known to have participated



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