De Steenbergen was one of the largest Amsterdam warships at the time.
In the battle of Palermo French fireship attack the Steenbergen which collided with two other Dutch ships, 50-gun Vrijheid and 36-gun Leiden, in a failed evasive manoeuvre. All three Dutch ships caught fire and exploded, though most of their crews escaped successfully. Rear Admiral Pieter van Middelandt was killed in the fight.
Built: Amsterdam, 1664
Owner: Admiralty Amsterdam
Dimensions: 150 x 38 x15
Complement: 110, 350 men in 1676
Master: rear admiral Pieter van Middelandt
- Battle of Palermo.
- James Bender, 2014, Dutch warships in the age of sail. p. 244.