Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Quirijn van den Kerckhoff's hired ship in 1652

One photograph of a page that I received today shows information about Quirijn (Kryn) van den Kerckhoff's hired fluitschip. The ship is called the Marij (Maria) in this document. The crew is given as 80 sailors and 20 soldiers, which sound like nominal, rather than actual numbers. The ship carried 24 guns: 6-8pdr, 8-6pdr, 8-3 or 4pdr, and 2-8pdr "van 't lant". The Maria fought in the Three Days Battle (the Battle of Portland), where Quirijn van den Kerckhoff was incorrectly said to have been killed. The Maria seems to have been discarded after the battle.

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