Saturday, November 18, 2006

The ship the Beurs van Amsterdam

the Beurs van Amsterdam fought in the Battle of Lowestoft in 1665. The ship was an East Indiaman that served with the Admiralty of Amsterdam. The ship was later returned to the VOC.The ship carries a substantial armament for the dimensions. Ron van Maanen has the details:
The ship Beurs van Amsterdam  1654, kapitein Cornelis Muts

Length from stem to sternpost: 130ft
Beam:                           31-1/2ft
Hold:                           12-3/4ft
Height between decks:            7ft

52 guns: 4-18pdr, 20-12pdr, 18-6pdr, 10-3pdr

Crew: 213 men

  1. James C. Bender, unpublished manuscript "Dutch Ships 1600-1700", 2006
  2. Ron van Maanen, unpublished manuscript "Dutch Warships 1600-1800", undated, but circa 1992

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