Tuesday, August 24, 2004
The Kleine Harder of 1658
The Kleine Harder took part in the Four Days Battle. She belonged to the Admiralty of Amsterdam, and had been built about 1658, at Amsterdam. Her dimensions were: 114ft x 28ft x 11ft. Her planned crew was 120 sailors and marines and 2o land soldiers. She actually carried 114 sailors and marines and 20 land soldiers at the Four Days Battle. Her armament consisted of 34 guns: 6-12pdr and 12-8pdr on the lower deck, 12-6pdr on the upper deck, and 4-2pdr on the quarterdeck. At the Four Days Battle, she lost one man killed. At the Four Days Battle, her captain was Jan Davidszoon Bondt, presumably, son of David Janszoon Bondt. This information is from Van Foreest and Weber's book, De Vierdaagse Zeeslag 11-14 Juni 1666.