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 Laurens Heemskerk commanded Klein Hollandia in 1659-1660 during naval operations in the Sound and the Baltic. In the Second Anglo-Dutch War (1665-1667) captain Heemskerk commanded the Vrede,

The Klein Hollandia was involved in all major battles in the second Dutch-Anglo war:

Lowestoft 13 June 1665
(commander; Vice Admiral Johan de Liefde)
Four Days’ Battle 11-14 June 1666
St. James’ Day Fight 4 en 5 August 1666
Raid on the Medway 19-24 June 1667

In August 1665, the Dutch home fleet relieved the merchant fleet at Bergen after an attack by the English navy.

Sunk in action while convoying


Built: adm. yard, Rotterdam , 1653-54
Dimensions: 133,10 x 33,5 x 13,3 Amst. feet

MasterNes, J. Jzn
People on board264


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