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Peter Swart 8th April 2020
Passing the Sound

Passing the Sound

On 6th June 1715, the frigate Huis te Warmelo reached the entrance of the Sound with 200 merchantmen and 11 other Dutch warships. The ships had to sail through this…

Peter Swart 24th February 2020
The Pilander family from Alkmaar

The Pilander family from Alkmaar

The article in the Alkmaarsche Courant of 11th February 2020 resulted in a response and information about the family of Jan Michielsz Pilander. In 1715, this Alkmaar…

Peter Swart 11th February 2020
Article in Alkmaarsche Courant

Article in Alkmaarsche Courant

Almost one third of all men on board of the frigate Huis te Warmelo came from the town of Alkmaar. Many of them, captain François de Groot included, died in the…

Peter Swart 2nd February 2020
Vice-principal Van Herk and son

Vice-principal Van Herk and son

According to the payment register of the Huis te Warmelo, Cornelis van Herk from Alkmaar held the position of second clerk. The second clerk was the assistant and…

Peter Swart 8th January 2020
The warship Zantvoort

The warship Zantvoort

In the collection of Teylers Museum in Haarlem there is a drawn ship portrait of the Zantvoort. This work of art has been attributed to Jan Claesz Rietschoof (1652-1719),…

Peter Swart 19th September 2019
Captain's son Jan Doen from Hoorn

Captain's son Jan Doen from Hoorn

On 20th May 1715, Jan Doen reported aboard the Huis te Warmelo. He was barely 15 years old, the son of a navy captain and lived in Hoorn. In the payment register…

Peter Swart 1st August 2019
Three surgeons

Three surgeons

The treatment of the ill and injured aboard the Huis te Warmelo was in the hands of three surgeons: first surgeon Jan Swart from Egmond aan Zee, second surgeon Claas…

Peter Swart 17th May 2019
Article in Finnish magazine Sukeltaja

Article in Finnish magazine Sukeltaja

Sukeltaja, the magazine of the Finnish Divers Federation, contains a richly illustrated article (FI) about the Huis te Warmelo...

Peter Swart 1st May 2019
Descendants of Dirk Thomasz Meerder

Descendants of Dirk Thomasz Meerder

On 1st May 2019 mayor Frank Streng welcomed the 87-year-old Frans Visser at the Medemblik town hall. Frans is a descendant of Dirk Thomasz Meerder who in 1715 served…

Peter Swart 14th April 2019
Third steersman Cornelis Vis

Third steersman Cornelis Vis

Cornelis Vis from Medemblik was third steersman of the frigate Huis te Warmelo. Together with the first and second steersman, he was in charge of navigation. The…

Robert de Hoop 7th March 2019
Ship wreck protection

Ship wreck protection

The Huis te Warmelo wreck has special significance to the Netherlands. Nowhere else in the world have Dutch warships from the early eighteenth century been found…

Peter Swart 6th February 2019
A sailmaker from Grootebroek

A sailmaker from Grootebroek

It is often difficult to determine which people died in a shipping disaster. Their funeral was not recorded in the burial books. No impost (tax) on burial was paid…