Wednesday, January 17, 2007

The Zevenwolden in 1653

Ron van Maanen has the dimensions for Frederick Stellingwerff's ship, the Zevenwolden (Sevenwolden): 122ft x 28-1/2ft x 11-1/4ft, with a height between decks of 7ft. According to Witte de With's journal, in July 1653, the Zevenwolden carried 34 guns and had a crew of 133 men. The Zevenwolden was sunk at the Battle of Scheveningen. Sources:
  1. Ron van Maanen, unpublished manuscript "Dutch Warships 1600-1800", undated, but circa 1992
  2. Witte de With, journals from 1652 to 1658, Archive E8812 from the Riksarkivet, Stockholm

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