Tuesday, August 29, 2006

The ship Amelia, in 1652

Willem van der Zaan commanded a ship variously called Amelia or Aemilia in 1652. The Amelia operated in the service of the Admiralty of Amsterdam. The Amelia is described in the document from the Wrangell Collection:
The ship Amelia, Capt. Willem van der Zaan

Length from stem to sternpost:  120ft
Beam:                            28ft
Hold:                            10-1/2ft
Height over hold:                 6-1/2ft

28 guns:
 4 brass      12 lbs
14 gotelingen  8 lbs
 4 brass       6 lbs
 4 gotelingen  6 lbs
 2 drakes      4 lbs

Crew: 90 men

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