Saturday, January 28, 2006

Marinus Juynbol and the ship Schiedam

The Admiralty of the Maze dismissed Marinus Juynbol from command on 20 February 1652. His brother, lieutenant Dirck Juynbol, was appointed in his place as captain of the ship Schiedam. From the "Admiralty of Rotterdam" list from 26 February 1652, we know that the Schiedam was one of the ships built to the same charter as the Gorcum and other ships. The dimensions in Maas feet of 12 inches was given as 106ft x 25ft x 10ft. From Dr. Weber, we know that dimensions in Amsterdam feet of the Gorcum, and persumably the other ships, were 116ft x 27ft x 11ft. The list gives the armament of the Schiedam as 26 guns. Sources:
  1. Admiralty of Rotterdam, List of ships from 26 February 1652.
  2. Johan E. Elias, Schetsen uit de geschiedenis van ons zeewezen, Vol.VI, 1930.
  3. H.A. van Foreest and R.E.J. Weber, De Vierdaagse Zeeslag 11-14 Juni 1666, 1984.

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