Amsterdam Hollandia: 165ft x 41-3/4ft x 15-1/4ft 80 guns In service from 1665-1683 Ship of the 1st Charter; Admiralty shipyard in Amsterdam lauched in 1665 80 guns: 10-24pdr; 18-18pdr; 28-12pdr; 20-6pdr and 4-6pdr Date Commander Guns Sailors Soldiers Notes 1665 Michiel de Ruyter 80 Cruising in the North Sea 1666 Cornelis Tromp 80 475 In the Texel roads 6/1666 Cornelis Tromp 80 400 50 Four Days Battle Hendrik Hondius flag captain 8/1666 Cornelis Tromp 80 373 36 Two Days Battle (St James Day) Hendrik Hondius flag captain 9/1666 Willem Baron van Ghent 80 Cruising in the North Sea 6/1667 Willem van der Zaan 80 400 40 Raid on Chatham 7/1667 Willem van der Zaan 80 380 40 Failed attack on Harwich 1671 Isaac Sweers Vice-Adm 80 350 61 Patrolling in the Channel 6/1673 Jan den Haen SBN 80 348 78 Schooneveld I 6/1673 Jan den Haen SBN Schooneveld II 8/1673 Jan den Haen SBN Kijkduin (the Texel) 1674 Cornelis Tromp Lt-Adm 82 expedition to the French coast 11/1678 Cornelis Evertsen de Jonge V.Adm 80 Expedition to the Mediterranean Sea 1678-1682 Laid up in the Amsterdam dock in the naval magazine at IJ. 1683 Willem Graaf van Stirum V.A. 80 Expedition to Gothenburg 19/11/1683 The ship was lost in a heavy storm on the Dutch coast.Fate: On the way back from Gothenburg in 1683 the ship was assaulted by a for days by a constant heavy storm which caused the ship to lose its head and barge. The masts had be cut down and the stern and side rails came apart from each other. The ship started to slowly work. The crew fired distress signals and during a quieter moment a full meeting occurred with the ship Moriaans Hoofd under command of Daniel Elsevier. Just a moment later the ship disappeared in the waves somewhere near the coast of North-Holland. Source: G.C.E. Crone, ’s Lands Schip Hollandia 1664-1683, 1913.
Sunday, July 24, 2005
The Amsterdam ship Hollandia (1665)
Thanks to Mr. Carl Stapel, who sent us a piece about the Amsteram ship Hollandia (1665). This is based on a rare pamphlet from 1913. This is my translation of his piece: