Tuesday, May 25, 2004

More Dutch ships: Eenhoorn (1625) and Eendracht (1639)

This is more information transcribed from the "Staet van Oorlogh te Water voor den Jaere 1654", from July 1654. Two interesting ships were the Eenhoorn (the patriarch, being the oldest Dutch warship) and the Eendracht. Both belonged to the Admiralty of the Noorderkwartier. I believe that the Eenhoorn dimensions may differ from that published by Vreugendhil. The Eenhoorn was a vessel of 200 lasts. Both ships were armed with an odd assortment of guns. They were whatever was available, apparently. During this period, the Dutch struggled to obtain sufficient guns.

Date built:1625
Captain:Jan Janszoon Heck
Length:125 feet
Beam:29 feet
Hold:13 feet (estimated)
Iron Guns:13-10pdr, 7-12pdr, 4-8pdr, 2-6pdr, 2-4pdr, and 2-3pdr

Date built:1639
Captain:Jan Janszoon Heck
Length:130 feet
Beam:32 feet
Hold:12 feet
Brass Guns:4-24pdr, 2-18pdr, 4-12pdr, 2-9pdr, 4-6pdr, and 2-4pdr
Iron Guns:8-18pdr, 8-12pdr, and 7-8pdr

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