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Peter Swart 7th July 2021
Overview article 2016-2021

Overview article 2016-2021

On 26th June last, the 88th Yearbook of the West Frisian Historical Society was presented. This Yearbook contains an extensive article about the frigate Huis te…

Peter Swart 2nd July 2021
Tijs Blom from Alkmaar

Tijs Blom from Alkmaar

Blom is a common family name in the Netherlands. The name has the same meaning as bloem (flower). Two crew members of the frigate Huis te Warmelo bore this surname:…

Peter Swart 24th May 2021
Pieter Jorisz Groenebroek

Pieter Jorisz Groenebroek

Pieter Groenebroek was second lieutenant on the frigate Huis te Warmelo. He came from Medemblik. His name recently surfaced in a deed from an Amsterdam notary. The…

Peter Swart 30th March 2021
A ship’s boy from Alkmaar

A ship’s boy from Alkmaar

The ship's boys on the Huis te Warmelo were at the very bottom of the ranks. They were young and employed on the warship for all possible jobs. One of them, Cobus…

Peter Swart 20th February 2021
The skipper's house

The skipper's house

On the Vooreiland in Medemblik, there are three houses with a stepped gable in a row. They were built in the seventeenth century and form a unity. Through archival…

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 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…