Product images of Luitenant-Admiraal Egbert Meussen Kortenaer (circa 1605-1665)
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Luitenant-Admiraal Egbert Meussen Kortenaer (circa 1605-1665)
Kortenaer was killed when third-in-command of the Dutch fleet at the Battle of Lowestoft, 1665. This was the first fleet action of the Second Dutch War and the only one in the first year. Both sides had over a hundred sail and the action began at 03.30 and continued until19.00, by which time the Dutch were in flight, leaving seventeen ships sunk or captured. Kortenaer was admiral of the third of the seven squadrons, on board the 'Groot Hollandia', 66 guns.
Bartholomeus van der Helst
- Image reference: BHC2826
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London