Tuesday, September 07, 2004

The Amsterdam ship Frederick Hendrick (1628)

I have been researching the Amsterdam ship Frederick Hendrick built in 1628 and lost in 1632. All that I have about the ship is that the captain was Willem van Brederode in 1629, the ship was 250 lsts, and was built in 1628. The crew was 95 men in 1629 and 1631. I would estimate that this ship, the earlier of the two Frederick Hendrick's, was similar in size to the ship built in 1636. Both were 250 lasts, so they were similar to the 128ft charter: 128ft x 31.5ft x 12ft, although the earlier ship may have been narrower and deeper.

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