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Dutch corsair active against the Portuguese. He attacked a small merchant fleet at Fernando Noronha capturing one merchant ship and driving off the other....... Privateer and captain of a ship in 1655. In 1655 he captured the vessel the Consciencia. In October, at the Antillen, he met another Dutch privateer called Cornelis Janszoon van de Velde. He had attacked two Portuguese merchant ships and near the Isle of Fernando Noronha he had managed to capture one of these ships. Part of the cargoe of the Consciencia (sugar) was transported on board the Portuguese vessel that van de Velde had capture Another part was transported on board the ship the Salamander. After this they sailed for the Dutch Republic to sell their prizes.
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