Friday, July 21, 2006

Friesland hired their ships at Amsterdam

Carl Stapel says that the Admiraly of Friesland hired some very old ships at Amsterdam in 1652. They were ships that "could be put of service within one or two months" hired. One of these ships, the Sint Nicolaes (23 guns and a crew of 85 men) was very small and was sunk in a collision while going on a convoy. The Hector van Troijen was just a bit longer (24 guns and a crew of 70 or 75 men). Sources:
  1. C. T. Atkinson, Ed., The First Dutch War, Vol. VI, 1930
  2. Carl Stapel, personal communication "hired ships by admirality of Friesland", 2006

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