Wednesday, February 14, 2007
A 31 gun armament for the ship Sint Maria
The classic armament listed for the Amsterdam Directors' ship Sint Maria, the ship commanded by Sipke Fockes in 1652, was 4-brass 12pdr of the state, 8-12pdr, 8-8pdr, 6-6pdr, and 2-3pdr. The 31 gun list adds 1 6pdr to reach five, some 4pdrs, and more 3pdrs to reach 31 guns. The crew in this entry was 102 men.