Admiralty of Zeeland

The Admiralty of Zeeland was one of the five admiralties of the navy of the Dutch Republic. One of its famous admirals was Joost Banckert. The Admiralty of Zeeland was disestablished in 1795, alongside the other admiralties.

Board of the Zeeland AdmiraltyEdit

The Zeeland Admiralty was established in 1584, and had its seat at Middelburg. Zeeland had seven seats in its Board of Admiralty, Holland two, Utrecht one.[1] Its direct responsibilities regarded the area of the modern province of Zeeland.

Admiralty shipyardsEdit

The Zeeland admiralty had shipyards in Middelburg, Veere, Vlissingen and Zierikzee. On these shipyards the construction, equipping, maintenance and supply of warships was handled. The shipyards in Vlissingen and Veere were the most important.

Known admiralsEdit


  1. ^ Admiraliteit in Zeeland (1584-1795) 2019-9-13.
  2. ^ a b Cruickshank, D.W.; Gallagher, P. (1990). God's obvious design : papers for the Spanish Armada Symposium, Sligo, 1988 ; with an edition and translation of the account of Francisco de Cuéllar. London: Tamesis Books. p. 104. ISBN 9781855660007.