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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...

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, activities...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 about the Huis te Warmelo. Look here for the article (FI).

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...