Monday, October 09, 2006

Johan Evertsz de Liefde's ship Jonas in 1652 and 1653

Ron van Maanen's document about Rotterdam ships, "Oorlogsschepen" van de admiraliteit van de Maze in de zeventiende en achttiende eeuw (undated) gives the armament of Johan Evertsz de Liefde's ship Jonas, a ship hired by the Rotterdam Directors in 1652. This is new information to me, although I have only seen some of the armaments for Rotterdam ships in 1652 for a few days. Ron says that on 1 October 1652, the Jonas carried: 14-12pdr, 4-8pdr, 10-6pdr, 6-4pdr, and 2-3pdr guns.

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