In 1646 the Dutch were trying to get a foothold on the Filippines. The Dutch equipped a fleet of 18 vessels under Maarten Gerritsz Vries, and divided them into three squadrons:
In the so called Battles of La Naval de Manila 5 battles were fought. In the second battle 7 Dutch ships were blocking the entrance of the strategic important Strait of San Bernardino. Two Spanish ships were trapped in the bay of Ticao.
When the Dutch decided to withdraw, the two galeons, though inferior in number, attacked. hereby sinking 4 Dutch ships: Visser, Breskens and 2 fire ships.
Buit: DEIC yard in Middelburg, 1641
Owner: DEIC Chamber Zeeland
Complement: ca. 45
Master: Couwenburg, Lieven van
- Dutch-Asiatic Shipping.
Details of voyage 0588.1 from Wielingen to Batavia.
- Battles of La Naval de Manila.