Action of 1652-07-12

12th July 1652
Part of : The First Anglo-Dutch War (1652 - 1654)
Previous action : Action of 1652-06-17 17.6.1652
Next action : Battle of Plymouth 16.8.1652

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

Commonwealth of England - Robert Blake (1598-1657)

 
English Fleet, Robert Blake (1598-1657)
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Portsmouth (34) William Brandley
Nonsuch (34) John Mildmay (d.1653)
 

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