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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…

Michiel Bartels 3rd February 2019
Why is the shipwreck intact?

Why is the shipwreck intact?

Many a wooden warship perished after it was heavily damaged in a naval battle, burned or even exploded. The loss of the frigate Huis in Warmelo is not the result…

Peter Swart 10th October 2018
Documenting the mizzenmast

Documenting the mizzenmast

On Saturday, 7th October 2018, SubZone documented the mizzenmast of the frigate Huis te Warmelo.

Peter Swart 1st January 2018
Captain with VOC background

Captain with VOC background

The frigate Huis in Warmelo was commanded by captain François de Groot from Alkmaar. He was appointed as captain by the States General on 21st March 1713 , in the…

Peter Swart 1st January 2018
The Groenebroek family from Medemblik

The Groenebroek family from Medemblik

Pieter Groenebroek from Medemblik was second lieutenant on the frigate Huis in Warmelo. In rank he came after the captain and the first lieutenant. Groenebroek was…

Peter Swart 1st January 2018
What was written in  the newspaper in 1715?

What was written in the newspaper in 1715?

Three weeks after the accident, the Oprechte Haerlemsche courant reported on the fate of the frigate Huis te Warmelo: ‘Amsterdam on 13th September. The warship…