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Dutch ship Admiraal Tjerk Hiddes De Vries
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The ship Admiraal Tjerk Hiddes de Vries during the Battle of Camperdown.
Career (Dutch Republic) Dutch Navy Ensign
Name: Admiraal Tjerk Hiddes de Vries
Launched: 1783
Commissioned: 1783
Decommissioned: 1795
Career (Batavian Republic) Batavian Navy Ensign
Name: Admiraal Tjerk Hiddes de Vries
Commissioned: 1795
In service: 1795
Out of service: 1797
Captured: 11 October 1797
Fate: Captured
Career (UK) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Admiral de Vries
Acquired: 1797
Commissioned: 1797
Decommissioned: 1806
Reclassified: Transport ship in 1799
Prison ship from 1802
Fate: Disposed in 1806
General characteristics
Class & type: 68-gun third rate
ship of the line
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 68 Guns:

The Admiraal Tjerk Hiddes de Vries was a Dutch 68-gun third rate ship of the line of the navy of the Dutch Republic, the Batavian Republic, and the Royal Navy. The order to construct the ship was given by the Admiralty of Friesland.[1] In 1783 the Admiraal Tjerk Hiddes de Vries sailed to the Mediterranean Sea under Captain Van der Beets. When she returned in the Dutch Republic she was laid up in ordinary until 1795.[2]

In 1795, the ship was commissioned in the Batavian Navy.

On 11 October 1797 the Admiraal Tjerk Hiddes de Vries took part in the Battle of Camperdown under Captain J.B. Zeegers. The ship was captured by the British.[3]

The ship was renamed Admiral DeVries, and in 1799 she served as a transport ship. In that year she sailed to the West Indies. She sprang a leak off San Domingo and was determined to be unfit for sea. She served as a prison hulk in Port Royal until she was sold in 1806.[4][5]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. J.F. Fischer Fzn. De Delft: De dagjournalen met de complete en authentieke geschiedenis van 's Lands schip van oorlog Delft en de waarheid over de zeeslag bij Camperduin (Franeker: Van Wijnen, 1997), 136.
  2. Thea Roodhuyzen, De Amdiraliteit van Friesland (Franeker: Van Wijnen, 2003), 38.
  3. J.F. Fischer Fzn. De Delft: De dagjournalen met de complete en authentieke geschiedenis van 's Lands schip van oorlog Delft en de waarheid over de zeeslag bij Camperduin (Franeker: Van Wijnen, 1997), 394.
  4. http://www.ageofnelson.org/MichaelPhillips/info.php?ref=0037
  5. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pbtyc/18-1900/A/00065.html


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