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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...

Robert de Hoop 7th March 2019
Shipwreck protection

Shipwreck 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...

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)...

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...

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. Look here for the post of Subzone on Facebook.

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...

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...

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...