Tuesday, April 18, 2006
A possible candidate for the Sampson commanded by Robert Plumleigh
One obvious candidate for the Dutch ship taken be the English and later commanded by Robert Plumleigh is the Sampson, commanded by Jacob Pieterszoon Houck. That was ship hired by the Hoorn Directors and last seen in January 1653, when the ship was missing after a storm. That Sampson carried 30 guns and had a crew of 110 men.