Sunday, February 13, 2005

The Frisian ship: Stad en Lande

The Stad en Lande that served the Admiralty of Friesland was built in 1653 at Groningen. Her dimensions were 134ft x 34ft x 14ft. In August 1665, she was Vice-Admiral Rudolf Coender's flagship. She carried 54 guns and had a crew of 215 sailors and 42 land soldiers. At the Four Days Battle in 1666, Joost Hermanszoon Clant commanded her. She was ared with 52 guns consisting of 12-18pdr, 16-12pdr, 14-8pdr, 4-6pdr and 6 of unknown size. Her crew was 200 sailors and 28 land soldiers. In June 1667, Roelof Janszoon Ketelaar commanded the Stad en Lande. At that date, she carried 50 guns and had a crew of 265 sailors and 35 land soldiers. By July 1667, she carried 54 guns and was still commanded by Captain Ketelaar. She was last mentioned in 1676. Sources:
  1. James C. Bender, unpublished manuscript "Dutch Ships 1620-1700", 2004.
  2. H.A. van Foreest and R.E.J. Weber, De Vierdaagse Zeeslag 11-14 Juni 1666, 1984.

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