De Geele Sonne was part of the WIC fleet under command of general Boudewijn Hendrikzoon., intended to reinforce Bahia that was conquered by Piet Hein the year before. Boudewijn arrived to late. Bahia was retaken and heavy fortified by the Spanish.
Boudewijn Hendriksz. chose a new objective and went with 18 ships to the Caribbean to conquer Puerto Rico. On the 30th of August His fleet was near St. Vincent to get water and vivres. They departed on 10 September and got in violent storm. From the fleet De Geel Sonne, de Goude Sonne and the Vlissingen were lost in the tempest. The rest made it to Puerto Rico. But were unable to conquer the city. So they left and got to Cuba. A year later Boudewijn Hendriksz. died there.
WIC chamber of Amsterdam
Tonnage: 150 last
Complement: 92 sailors , 32 soldiers
Armament : bronze 4 iron 20
- De Laet. II.59 , naber II, 94.