Thursday, September 21, 2006

The Carolus Quintus

The ship Carolus Quintus fought in the Battle of Lowestoft in 1665. Joris Kuiten commanded the ship, which in June 1665 was listed as carrying 54 guns and having a crew of 200 men. Ron van Maanen has the details, including a gun list. He says that the Carolus Quintus was a ship belonging to the Amsterdam Chamber of the VOC:
The ship Carolus Quintus, Capt. Joris Kuiten

Length from stem to sternpost:  132ft
Beam:                            32ft
Hold:                            13-1/2ft

52 guns:
20- 8pdr
12- 3pdr

Crew:  225 men
  1. James C. Bender, unpublished manuscript "Dutch Ships 1600-1700", 2005
  2. Ron van Maanen, unpublished manuscript "Dutch Warships 1600-1800", undated but circa 1992

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