Johan Zoutman

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Johan Zoutman
Johan Arnold Zoutman
Johan Arnold Zoutman
Born 1724-05-10 (1724-05-10)
Reeuwijk
Died 1793-05-07 (1793-05-08) (aged 68)
The Hague
Occupation Dutch Rear Admiral

Johan Arnold Zoutman (10 May 1724, Reeuwijk – 7 May 1793, The Hague) was a Dutch naval figure and Rear Admiral who fought at the Battle of Dogger Bank in the Fourth Anglo-Dutch War. Zoutman also fought in the American Revolutionary War.

Legacy[edit]

In 1798, Fort Zoutman was built in his name at Oranjestad and is the oldest Dutch structure on the island of Aruba.[1] The Willem III Tower was built at the west entrance of the fort in 1868 and has functioned as a clock tower, lighthouse and a station for the Aruba Police Force.[2] The fort now houses the Aruba Historical Museum.[3]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fort Zoutman / Historical Museum". Aruba.com. Retrieved 2010-09-12. 
  2. ^ Monument Office. "Fort Zoutman / Willem III tower". Historia di Aruba. Retrieved 2010-09-13. 
  3. ^ "Aruba Sights & Sounds". Visit Aruba. Retrieved 2010-09-11.