Tuesday, October 03, 2006

The Noorderkwartier ship Gouden Leeuw in 1641 to 1642

Ron van Maanen says that the Admiralty of the Noorderkwartier had hired a ship named Gouden Leeuw in 1641. The ship was apparently in service until 1642. The unique thing is that the dimensions for the Gouden Leeuw (also known as the Witte Arend) are known. These are the details from Ron, which are similar to those for Gillis Thyssen Campen's ship, Gouden Leeuw, in 1652:
The ship Gouden Leeuw

Length from stem to sternpost: 112ft
Beam:                           26ft
Hold:                           12-1/2ft
Height between decks:            6-1/2ft
24 guns
Crew: 74 to 80 men

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 Ron van Maanen, unpublished manuscript "Dutch Warships 1600-1800", undated but circa 1992

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