Thursday, September 14, 2006

Jan Gideonsz Verburgh's ship Graaf Willem

From Ron van Maanen's document, we know the specifics for Jan Gideonsz Verburgh's ship Graaf Willem, built circa 1649. The Graaf Willem was taken by the English at the Battle of the Gabbard in June 1653. From Witte de With's journals, we know that on 10 April 1653, the Graaf Willem carried 40 guns and had a crew of 155 men. These are the details:
The ship Graaf Willem, Capt. Jan Gideonsz Verburgh

Length from stem to sternpost:  125ft
Beam:                            31ft
Hold:                            12-1/2ft
Height over hold:                 7ft

40 guns:
4-18pdr, 16-12pdr, 16-8pdr, 4-6pdr

Crew: 155 men


  1. C. T. Atkinson, Ed., The First Dutch War, Vol.IV, 1910
  2. Ron van Maanen, unpublished manuscript "Dutch Warships 1600-1800", undated but circa 1992
  3. Witte de With, journals from 1652 to 1658, Archive E8812 from the Riksarkivet, Stockholm

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