Thursday, March 22, 2007

Is this the ship that Barent Dorrevelt commanded?

Barent Dorrevelt commanded a ship named Amsterdam that foundered in the storm in the Shetlands in early August 1652. Ron van Maanen says that the information that he has about a ship named Amsterdam may be for that ship. He has the dimensions 120ft x 29ft x 11ft. The armament was 18-12pdr, 10-6pdr, and 2-4pdr guns. Sources:
  1. Ron van Maanen, unpublished manuscript "Dutch Warships 1600-1800", undated but circa 1992

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