Monday, August 07, 2006
The fireship Graaf Sonderlandt
The document that Jan Glete sent me answers one question that has persisted since before Vreugdenhil made his list. The fireship Graaf Sonderlandt was hired by the Admiralty of Amsterdam in 1652. We had not known which admiralty had hired the ship, previously. We had known that the Graaf Sonderlandt was commanded by Hendrick Janszoon, and this document confirms that information. It turns out that we know that the Graaf Sonderlandt had a crew of 18 men, as well.