Friday, March 30, 2007

The Amsterdam Directors' ship Sint Pieter

The list of Amsterdam Directors' ships from March 1653 is significant in that it shows the details of the ship Sint Pieter, commanded through 1653 by Gerrit Schuyt. The page does not list his name, but from other sources, such as Witte de With's journal, we know that the Sint Pieter was Gerrit Schuyt's ship. He had previously commanded the called Rooseboom (28 guns) in this list. These are the details:
The ship Sint Pieter, kapitein Gerrit Schuyt

Length:  123ft
Beam:     28ft-7in
Hold:     12-1/2ft
Height:    6-1/2ft

28 guns:  10-12pdr, 8-8pdr, 8-6pdr, and 2-3pdr

Crew: 110 men

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