Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Schipper Coolbrant's ammunition fluit

Of the documents that I received last week has information about schipper Coolbrant's ammunition fluit. We have the dimensions, in Maas feet: 91ft x 21ft x 8-1/2ft, with a height between decks of 4ft-8in. If we convert that to Amsterdam feet, the dimensions are: 99ft-3in x 22ft-10in x 9ft-3in, with a height between decks of 5ft-1in. The fluit carried 16 guns. I am having trouble with the name. The name, if it is the name, looks like the "Blomvet". I probably have the name wrong, however. The first letter does not look like a capital "B", but like a lowercase "b". Sources:
  1. list of warships of the Admiralty of Rotterdam, dated 7 March 1652

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