Sunday, July 23, 2006
One answer about how the Engel Gabriel hired on 19 June 1652 might have been employed is as Abraham van der Hulst's ship
I have continued to be concerned about which ship Abraham van der Hulst commanded in 1652. Hendrick de Raedt's list gives the armament as 26 guns and the crew as 100 men. If the Engel Gabriel hired on 19 June 1652 and said to carry 28 guns were the ship commanded by Adriaan van den Bosch in August 1653, then the ship would have been available to be commanded by Abraham van der Hulst in the last half of 1652.