The ship, the Samson kapitein Cornelis Cornelisz de Groot Length from stem to sternpost: 119ft Beam: 28 or 28-1/4ft Hold: 13ft Height between decks: 6-1/4 or 6-1/2ft 28 guns: 12-12pdr 6- 8pdr (or 8-8pdr) 8- 6pdr (or 6-6pdr) 2- 3pdr Crew: 110 menIt is not unusual that the information is not consistent across documents. The best document lacks gun information. There may be another document, and I probably need to check my original copy to see if I can read more.
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Cornelis Cornelisz de Groot
I had not remembered that there was a document which definitively says that Cornelis Cornelisz de Groot commanded the Amsterdam Directors' ship Samson (Sampson). I had thought that it just said "Cornelis Cornelisz", but it adds "groot" at the end. The copy is bad, so it is a good thing that I have another page with the Samson's specifications. I am most familiar with Cornelis Cornelisz de Groot from his part in talking Witte de With out of attacking Scarborough, after sailing there in April 1653, on a raid. This is the information about the Samson: