Thursday, February 22, 2007

The Stad Groningen en Ommelanden and the Sevenhuijsen are in an early December 1652 list

I have pages that give the dimensions and lists of guns for Friesland and Groningen ships dating from very early December 1652. There is a page for the Stad Groningen en Ommelanden that names the ship, as well having the dimensions and list of guns carried. The Sevenhuijsen page (which shows in a number of lists) lacks the ship name. A list dating from 28 November 1652 had mentioned a 36 gun ship, but lacked a name for the ship. That was not Hendrick Jansz Camp's ship, the Wapen van Nassau, but some other ship. The detailed list, with dimensions and gun lists, explains that entry in the summary list. That 36 gun ship was apparently the Sevenhuijsen, but was not ready for service, yet, and had not been christened Sevenhuijsen. The dimensions are correct, however, for that ship.

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