Friday, June 17, 2005
The next step
The next step in analyzing the First Anglo-Dutch War from the Dutch perspective is to prepare a document that indicates which battles and operations in which each Dutch captain participated. My paper "Dutch Ships in Various Operations During the First Anglo-Dutch War" is the ultimate place such information will be published. The format of that paper is not really condusive to analaysis. Rather, it is a place to publish lists. The goals for this paper are ambitious. They include describing the 40 ships of 1648, the 36 ships of 1651, the 100 ships of 1652, and the socalled 50 Directors' ships. There were also something like 6 VOC ships allocated in 1652.