Friday, December 23, 2005

Dutch Naval Officer: Anthoni Verhaer

Anthoni Verhaer was the son of Dirk Willemszoon Duijmaes alias Verhaer. He served the Admiralty of the Maze. Anthoni Verhaer apparently served on the rivers, commanding small craft. In 1628, he commanded the Papegeij, a vessel of only 26 lasts. In 1629, he commanded the Rijnvogel, also a vessel of 26 lasts. The Rijnvogel was built in 1612, and was armed with 3-5pdr, 1-3pdr, 6-steenstukken with 12 chambers. The steenstukken were breechloaders, and having multiple chambers per gun allowed for more rapid firing. Sources:
  1. James C. Bender, unpublished manuscript "Dutch Ships 1600-1700", 2005.
  2. Carl Stapel, personal communication "some alterations in name of captains of the Maze", 2005.
  3. Carl Stapel, personal communication "staat van oorlog van 1628 en 1629", 2005.

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