Thursday, April 22, 2004

Some Dutch ship and captain information

This information is from my unpublished paper about Dutch ships and captains. I probably will make this available, over time, as the whole document is too large, really, for the Internet. I'm sorry this is such a small piece. Dimensions are in Amsterdam feet, which are 283mm and divided into 11 inches per foot. That accounts for the odd fractions. My system for research orders the listing by captain, as that is particularly important for the First Anglo-Dutch War, where usually on captains are listed.

Ship:>/td>Utrecht
Info. Date:5/1672
Captain:Frans├žois van Aarssen
Guns:36
Sailors:118
Soldiers:10
Admiralty:Rotterdam
Built:1661
Length:115.64ft
Beam:28.36ft
Hold:11.45ft

Ship:>/td>Oudkarspel
Info. Date:8/1673
Captain:Jan van Abkoude
Guns:34
Sailors:103
Soldiers:18
Admiralty:Amsterdam
Built:1667
Length:123ft
Beam:30ft
Hold:12.5ft

Ship:>/td>Leiden
Info. Date:7/1675
Captain:Jan van Abkoude
Guns:36
Sailors:160 (soldiers and sailors)
Soldiers:0
Admiralty:Amsterdam
Built:1668
Length:?
Beam:?
Hold:?

Fractions and the corresponding Amsterdam inches:
0.91 = 10 inches
0.82 = 9 inches
0.73 = 8 inches
0.64 = 7 inches
0.55 = 6 inches
0.45 = 5 inches
0.36 = 4 inches
0.27 = 3 inches
0.18 = 2 inches
0.09 = 1 inches

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