Saturday, March 03, 2007
I have a list with ship names, guns, crew, captains, and weeks of victuals
I have a document that I received today of Amsterdam ships, seemingly in August 1652 that has groups of ships, saying if they were landsschepen or hired, how they were employed, the ship names, the captains, guns, crews, and weeks of victuals. Maarten Schaeff and his son, Boetius Schaeff both appear in the list. Boetius Schaeff commanded the landsschip Omlandia, which was armed with 28 guns and had a crew of 80 men. His father, Maarten Schaeff, commanded the hired ship Engel, which was armed with 28 guns and had a crew of 80 men. I believe that the Engel is the same as the 28-gun ship named Engel Gabriel that we see in notary records from the Gemeentearchief Amsterdam.