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Peter Swart 19th January 2021
Cook Gerrit Hendriksz Kes

Cook Gerrit Hendriksz Kes

Gerrit Hendriksz Kes served as a ship's cook at the Huis te Warmelo. His place on the ship was the galley, the common name for a ship's kitchen. There he prepared…

Peter Swart 24th December 2020
Jan Haanekraaij from Enkhuizen

Jan Haanekraaij from Enkhuizen

Jan Jansz Haanekraaij was a sailor on the frigate Huis in Warmelo. According to the payment register of the ship, he came from Enkhuizen. His unusual surname allows…

Peter Swart 29th November 2020
Our man in Russia

Our man in Russia

In 1715, Jacob de Bie was the diplomatic representative of the Netherlands in Russia. He lived and worked in Saint Petersburg, the city that was founded by Tsar…

Nico Brinck 30th October 2020
Gun carriages and guns

Gun carriages and guns

The 300 years old wreck of the Huis te Warmelo is characterized by the cannons that are still in position on the upper deck. Before its identification, not without…

Peter Swart 5th October 2020
Auke Visser and the Lieveloo family

Auke Visser and the Lieveloo family

On the internet there is a family tree of the Lieveloo family with the name Auke Dirksz Visser. He was assistant steward on the frigate Huis te Warmelo. Auke is…

Peter Swart 5th September 2020
Article in NRC

Article in NRC

On 4th September 2020, the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad published an article (NL) on well-preserved shipwrecks in the Baltic Sea region. The reason is the discovery…

Peter Swart 10th August 2020
Sorrow of a seaman's wife

Sorrow of a seaman's wife

Dirk Thomasz Meerder, the first lieutenant of the frigate Huis te Warmelo, was married to Annetjen Karstens. We know little about Dirk's career, but presumably he…

Peter Swart 8th July 2020
Auke Visser from Medemblik

Auke Visser from Medemblik

Auke Visser was an assistant steward at the frigate Huis te Warmelo. The steward and his assistants had to supervise the ship’s provisions and were responsible…

Robert de Hoop 21st May 2020
Maritime Heritage International

Maritime Heritage International

On 20th May, the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands published the interim report on the Maritime Heritage International programme. This contains the projects,…

Peter Swart 13th May 2020
Bells and cannon roar

Bells and cannon roar

You will find the names of those on board the Huis te Warmelo in baptismal and marriage registers, notarial deeds and court documents. But they can also occur in…

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…