Action of 1652-07-12

12th July 1651/52
Part of : The First Anglo-Dutch War (1652 - 1654)
Previous action : Action of 1652-06-17 17th June 1652
Next action : Action of 1652-08-16 16th August 1652

The Dutch squadron set to guard their North Sea fishing fleet was attacked by eight of Blake's 'frigates'.  All twelve Dutch vessels were taken. Three were sunk as useless, three sent into Inverness "for the use of Major-General Deane" and six kept with the fleet.


Dutch Republic

Dutch Fishing Guard
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
Sint Paulus (24) 24Dirk Claeszoon van DongenFleet Flagship Captured
Waterhond (24) 24Renout VenhuisenSquadron Flagship Vice-admiral Captured
Wapen van Holland (30) 30Herman Munnekes Captured
Samson (26) 26Willem Claesszoon Ham Captured
Zwaan (24) 24 Luijte Captured
Adam en Eva (24) 24Jan Heck Captured
Land van Beloften (24) 24Jan Noblet Captured
Catharina (24) 24Dirck Bogaart Captured
Noachs Arke (24) 24Gerrit Janszoon Schuim Captured
Marcus Curtius (24) 24Hendrick Kroeger Captured
Sint Jan Battiste (22) 22Dirk Gerritszoon Pomp Captured

Commonwealth of England - Robert Blake

English Fleet, Robert Blake
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
Portsmouth (34) 34William Brandley
Nonsuch (34) 34John Mildmay



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