Tuesday, July 27, 2004

The Sint Johannes, an Amsterdam Directors ship

I have not dwelt on the Sint Johannes, because I have not been able to identify her captain's name. I originally became aware of the ship from Jan Glete's notes for his book, Navies and Nations. The Sint Johannes was substantial ship, as her dimensions were: 125ft x 29ft x 12-1/2ft. The height between decks was 7ft. The armament was 28 guns: 2-18pdr, 8-12pdr, 10-8pdr, 6-6pdr, and 2-3pdr. She appeared on a manuscript dated 8 February 1653. Obviously, she was one of those ships that we have not been able to correlate with a captain. We can only hope that some source with surface that will answer the question.

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