Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Directors' ships armaments

If we were to make a generalization about Dutch Directors' ship armaments in 1652 and 1653, based on what we know, we would say that they had a lower tier of 8pdrs and 12pdrs, or in some cases, 12pdrs and 18pdrs or 24pdrs. The quarterdeck seems to have typically been armed with 6pdrs and there are the ubiquitous 2-3pdr guns, perhaps on the forecastle, or maybe on the poop. There were some of the largest ships which had variations on this pattern. They may well have had nearly a complete upper tier armed with 6pdrs, with an unarmed waist. These are some example ships (all are Amsterdam Directors' ships):
Ship                   Guns Crew Captain                      Gun List
Alexander                28  100 Jan Meyckes                  12-12pdr, 8-8pdr, 4-6pdr, 2-3pdr
Blauwe Arend             28  105 Dirck Pater                   4-18pdr, 8-12pdr, 8-8pdr, 6-6pdr, 2-3pdr
Catarina                 28  ?   Jacob Jansz Coppe            10-12pdr, 8-8pdr, 8-6pdr, 2-3pdr
David en Goliad          34  120 Claes Bastiaansz van Jaarveld 4-24pdr, 14-12pdr, 10-8pdr, 4-6pdr, 2-3pdr
Groote Vergulde Fortuijn 35  135 Frederick de Coninck          4-24pdr, 16-12pdr, 11-6pdr, 4-3pdr
Hollandsche Tuin         32  ?   Joris Jansz Block             4-18pdr, 10-12pdr, 8-8pdr, 8-6pdr, 2-3pdr

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