Thursday, January 04, 2007

Carl Stapel says that schipper Coolbrant's fluit was named Blompot

Carl Stapel came to my rescue with the name of schipper Geduyrt Coolbrant's ammunition fluit. The fluit was named Blompot or Flowerpot. About the only thing left to learn are the guns carried and perhaps, the gunpowder and shot carried, if we can find a reference. In latter 1653, there is a list of the gunpowder and shot on the ammunition carrier Walvis (or Walvisch), so there is hope that we could find that sort of inventory for the Blompot.

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