Friday, December 15, 2006

Ron van Maanen on Ruth Jacobszoon Buys' ship Hollandia

Ron van Maanen has an entry for Ruth Jacobszoon Buys' ship Hollandia in the list of Rotterdam ships:

Hollandia. Ship. Hired from 1652 to 1653. Armed with 26 guns. On 8 April 1653, the guns included: 2-12pdr, 12-8pdr, 6-6pdr, 4-4 pdr and 2-2 pdr. The crew was 104 men. This was a flute ship not suitable for service in the navy. One source had said that the ship was discarded in 1652, while a second source showed the ship discarded in 1653. The ship was hired by the Rotterdam Directors.

Carl Stapel says that Ron's sources are wrong, and that the Hollandia stayed in service until November 1654, when the crew was paid off. In 1654, Carl says that the ship "was used by the Groote Visserij as a convoyer". Sources:
  1. Ron van Maanen, unpublished manuscript "Oorlogsschepen" van de admiraliteit van de Maze in de zeventiende en achttiende eeuw, undated
  2. Carl Stapel, personal communication: "maze-dir Hollandia", 2006

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