Friday, September 29, 2006

The Amsterdam ship Groningen

Ron van Maanen has a good bit of information about the Amsterdam ship Groningen that fought in the First and Second Anglo-Dutch Wars:
The ship Groningen, built in 1641
Length from stem to sternpost: 128ft    (5 April 1653: 125ft)
Beam:                           31-1/2ft(5 April 1653:  31ft)
Hold:                           12ft
Height between decks:            7ft

Guns: (the guns varied over time,and these are Ron's numbers)
16 Nov 1653:   4-18pdr, 18-12pdr, 14-8pdr, 4-4pdr
5 April 1653:  4-18pdr, 18-12pdr, 14-8pdr, 4-4pdr
1654:          18-12pdr, 4-10pdr, 4-8pdr (this may be incomplete)
31 March 1665: 4-18pdr, 18-12pdr, 6-3pdr

  1. Ron van Maanen, unpublished manuscript "Dutch Warships 1600-1800", undated but circa 1992

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