Sunday, November 12, 2006

Ron van Maanen has details of the Friesland ship Sint Nicolaes

I was skeptical what this ship was the one that was lost in a collision in 1652, but that seems to be correct. Ron van Maanen has details of a 116ft ship named Sint Nicolaes that he identifies as the ship lost in the collision in August 1652, while returning from convoying a ship to the Somme. This is what Ron has on the ship:
The ship Sint Nicolaes, kapitein Andries van den Bouckhorst
hired by the Admiralty of Friesland

Length from stem to sternpost: 116ft
Beam inside the planking:       26ft
Hold:                           12-1/4ft (or 12ft)
Height between decks:            5-1/2ft (or 5-3/4ft)

23 guns
crew: 85 sailors

  1. James C. Bender, unpublished manuscript "Dutch Ships 1600-1700", 2006
  2. Dr. S.R. Gardiner, Ed., The First Dutch War, Vol.II, 1900
  3. Ron van Maanen, unpublished manuscript "Zeeland", undated

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