Saturday, December 17, 2005
Willem Joosten Colster's ship in 1631
In 1631, Willem Joosten Colster commanded the Rotterdam ship Leeuwinne. The Leeuwinne had been built in 1628. She was a vessel of 150 lasts. A vessel of 150 lasts might have had dimensions of 116ft x 26.5ft x 11ft. Her crew consisted of 85 sailors. Her armament consisted of 4-chambered brass 24pdr, 2-French brass half cartouwen 18pdr, 4-brass 6pdr, 2-brass 5pdr, 4-iron 10pdr, 6-iron 8pdr, 4-iron 6pdr, 2-iron 4pdr, and 4-steenstukken. This information is taken from the Staet van Oorlog te water for the year 1631.