The Friesland was a second rank vessel with 80 guns built around 1663, part of the great fleet of the
United Provinces of Holland, consisting of 1700 units. In 1672, flanked by 77 vessels under the
command of Admiral De
Ruyter who was aboard the Admiral-Ship Zeven Provincien, it took part in the battle of Solebay with the allied Anglo-French forces.