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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.

Johan Zoutman
Johan Arnold Zoutman
Johan Arnold Zoutman
Born(1724-05-10)May 10, 1724
DiedMay 7, 1793(1793-05-07) (aged 68)
The Hague
Allegiance Dutch Republic
Service/branch Dutch Republic Navy
RankRear Admiral
Battles/warsFourth Anglo-Dutch War American Revolutionary War
Johan Zoutman


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]



  1. ^ "Fort Zoutman / Historical Museum". 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.