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With the “Walcheren “ on the left and the ship “Huis van Zwieten” [ right] build in 1653 .
Zeelandia – Hollandia – Walcheren – Spiegel ; “Hollandia “ a 86 gun ship build in 1665 and wrecked in 1683 . “Walcheren “ build in 1665 , and wrecked in 1666 on the Wester Scheldt in front of Flushing .
The “Zeelandia” had 54 guns and was build in 1653 , Jan Evertsen sailed to Copenhagen in the “Zeelandia”as Vice Admiral under the commander of the Zeeland squadron . the “Akerboom”; A 64 – gun ship build in 1664 . wrecked in 1689 .
From the left ; "Agatha" , "Beschermer" , "Charles V" , "Propatia" , The "Royal Charles" , "Matthias" and a Dutch Admirals yacht . The Royal Charles, 80-gun first rate ship, built in 1655. In the Battle of Lowestoft on 13 June 1665, the first battle of the Second Anglo-Dutch War (1665-1667), the Eendracht, then armed with 73-guns, dueled the much heavier 80-gun English flagship the Royal Charles. In the early afternoon, the Eendracht was hit in the powder room and exploded. There were only five survivors out of a crew of 409.
De Ruyter tried unsuccessfully to capture the Royal Prince. At seven o’clock that evening, the battle had been fought and the retreat was sounded. Rupert was furious at the French for abandoning him. Not one ship was lost and the English had captured four of the returning merchant ships. Three thousand men were killed, more than half of them English or French. Isaac Sweers, Johan de Liefde, Jan Pauluszoon van Gelder, David Swerius, Hendrick Visscher and Dirk Jobszoon Kiela were dead and Cornelis de Liefde, on board the Gelderland, was seriously wounded.
The Four Days’ Battle took place during the Second Anglo-Dutch War (1665-1667) and was fought between the English and Flemish coasts from 11th to 14th June 1666. The Dutch fleet, under the leadership of Michiel Adriaanszoon de Ruyter, embarked on a long and bloody confrontation with the English fleet, commanded by Rupert, the Duke of Cumberland, and George Monck, first Duke of Albemarle. Fifty-six English vessels took on 85 Dutch warships.
This work of oil on canvas depicts a moment on the first day of this sea-battle, when the great ships approach each other in calm winds. The Royal Charles was severely damaged in this confrontation, but the ship Zeven Provinciën suffered even heavier losses from a double attack by the Royal Charles and the Royal Sovereign. She was saved by a rising wind which enabled her to sail to the Flemish coast. The continuing calm prevented Tromp and his rear guard from providing De Ruyter with the support he needed.