Gouda and Hollandia at sea before the Four Days Battle

Gouda and Hollandia at sea before the Four Days Battle
This grisaille by Van de Velde the Elder shows the flagships of Isaac Seer (the Gouda, right) and Cornelis Tromp (the Hollandia, left), at sea before the Four Days Battle of 1666.

Picture reproduced courtesy of Seaforth Publishing, and can be found in The Four Days Battle of 1666, Frank L. Fox

The Four Days Battle of 1666, Frank L Fox. This is a detailed study of the longest major battle of the age of sail, using English and Dutch accounts of the fighting to produce a clear but detailed account of the battle, the events that led up to it and its aftermath. An excellent study of a battle often described as the 'Greatest Sea Fight of the Age of Sail', and one that came just as the old melee tactics were being replaced by the line of battle [read full review]
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (16 November 2009), Gouda and Hollandia at sea before the Four Days Battle , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_gouda_hollandia.html

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