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The Gekroonde Burch was part of the State squadron in the fleet of William III in the naval battle near the South English Beachy Head that was fought on July 10, 1690 as part of the Nine Years' War. The naval battle was fought between the British-Dutch fleet under Admiral Arthur Torrington and the French fleet under De Tourville. (see: Battle of Beachy Head).

The Gekroonde Burch was badly dammaged. To avoid capture the ship was burnt by her own crew.


Type: ship of the line 2e charter
Owner: admiraliteit Zeeland
Vice admiral: Karel van der Putte
Armament: 62

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