Wednesday, March 14, 2007

The Amsterdam ship Gelderland, built in 1683

Ron van Maanen has the details about the Amsterdam ship Geldeland, built in 1683. Ron saw an indication that the Gelderland was still in existence as late as 1711, but more likely, the ship was broken up in 1708. The Gelderland was built by Jan van Rheenen at Amsterdam. There is conflicting information about the ship and perhaps that reflects another ship built later. Anyway, this is what Ron has:
The ship Gelderland, built in 1683

Dimensions:  156ft x 40ft x 15ft

72-74 guns:  26-18pdr, 26-12pdr, 18-6pdr, and 4-3pdr

Crew: 375 to 400 men

  1. Ron van Maanen, unpublished manuscript "Dutch Warships 1600-1800", undated, but circa 1992

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