Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
Captain Bastiaan Centen (Sentsen or Centsen)
Dutch navy captain for the Zeeland admiralty in the 1st and 2nd Anglo-Dutch Wars. In the 1st war, after commanding the ship De Vereenigde Provinciën (The United Provinces), in the Battle of Portland, he was captain of the 30-gun Haes (Hare) in 't Veld. In the 2nd Anglo-Dutch War, he was captain of the 76-gun Oranje that challenged the Duke of York's Royal Charles at the Battle of Lowestoft, where Centen/Sentsen was killed, 3 June (Old Style), 1665.
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