Sunday, September 03, 2006

Pieter Adriaansz van Blocker's ship in 1652

Based on a study of Ron van Maanen's list, it would appear that Pieter Adriaansz van Blocker's ship, which was hired by the Hoorn Directors, was named the Liefde. This was a ship that was 8 years old in 1652. These are the details from a combination of sources:
The ship, the Liefde, Capt. Pieter Adriaansz van Blocker
hired by the Hoorn Directors

Length from stem to sternpost:  135-1/2ft
Beam:                            27ft
Hold:                            13-1/2ft
Height above the hold:            6-1/4ft

28 guns

Crew:  105 men
  1. Ron van Maanen, Dutch Warships 1600-1800, undated, but circa 1992
  2. Hendrik de Raedt, Lyste van de schepen van Oorloge onder het beleyt Admirael Marten Harpersz. Tromp, 1652

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