Thomas Tobiaszoon

RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service1616CSORN
Last Known Service1716CSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
1666 Harderwijk (46), Kapitein and Commanding OfficerW011
1.6.16664.6.1666Four Days Battle 
25.7.166626.7.1666St James Day Battle 
1667 Beschermer (54), Kapitein and Commanding OfficerDWAS-1600
1674 Geloof (60), Kapitein and Commanding OfficerDWAS-1600


CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner SmithWeb Site
W011Kentish knockJim BenderWeb Site
DWAS-1600Dutch Warships in the Age of Sail 1600 - 1714James BenderBook

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Posted by Hal Sisk on Friday 26th of January 2018 13:56

Thomas Tobiassz was originally Irish but he has been described as the most senior non Dutch officer in the Dutch navy, and a close friend and neighbour of Michiel Adriaanz De Ruyter. Apart from his commands, the highlight of his career was the capture of the Royal Charles during the Raid on the Medway 1667. I am most interested in tracing his Irish origins and when he entered Dutch service. Tobias is not a recognisable Irish name, but Tobin is. Also, from secondary sources, he was reported to be a Roman Catholic. Can anyone confirm?

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