This information is from the "Directies ter Equipering van Oorlogschepen, 1631-1657"
Dimensions are all in Amsterdam feet (about 283mm)
20 January 1653 The ship St. Michiel Length: 120 ft Width: 27-3/4 ft Hold: 13 ft Height between decks: 6-3/4 ft 28 guns: 10-12pdr 8-8pr 8-6pdr 2-3pdr The ship St. Pieter Length: 123 ft Width: 28ft-3in Hold: 12-1/2 ft Height between decks: 6-1/2 ft 28 guns: 10-12pdr 8-8pdr 8-6pdr 2-3pdrI suspect that the 12 and 8pdrs were mounted on the main deck, while the 6pdrs were probably on the quarterdeck. I have thought that the 2-3pdrs could have been on the forecastle. If anyone has information about this, I would be very interested to know. --Jim Bender