Friday, October 07, 2005
Two Rotterdam Directors' ships in 1652
We do not know their names, but we know that by early June 1652, Sijmon Corneliszoon's ship had been sunk by gunfire, and that Adriaan de Zeeuw's ship was lying in the Meuse, after being damaged in an action against English ships. Both were Directors' ships from Rotterdam. As of now, we do not know the ships' names. They are mentioned in both the June 1652 list and in Hendrick de Raedt's pamphlet that listed the fleet that went to the Shetlands in July and August 1652.