Sunday, February 25, 2007

Another ship from 1693: the Alkmaar

Ron van Maanen has information about another ship built in 1693. This was the Noorderkwartier ship Alkmaar, probably built at Hoorn. The Alkmaar was built to the charter for 70 gun ships of 15 February 1680. The Alkmaar's dimensions were 156ft x 41ft x 15ft, with a height between decks of 7-1/2ft. Ron has the keel length, which he says was 133-1/2ft. The armament consisted of 26-18pdr, 24-12pdr, 16-6pdr, and 4-4pdr guns. He says that the Alkmaar was also called the Poort van Alkmaar, and that the ship was considered to be a 2nd Rate. Sources:
  1. Ron van Maanen, unpublished manuscript "Dutch Warships 1600-1800", undated, but circa 1992

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