Sunday, March 04, 2007

The Prins te Paard was another small jacht with Abraham Crijnssen in 1667

The jacht Prins te Paard was much smaller than the Visschers Harder. Ron van Maanen says that the Prins te Paard was just 90ft long. He does not have the other dimensions. Ron credits the Prins te Paard with 16 guns and a crew that varied between 40 and 85 men. The Prins te Paard sailed from teh Veersche Gaat with Abraham Crijnssen's small squadron on 30 December 1666, heading for the West Indies. Capt. Warnsinck credits the Prins te Paard with 14 guns and a crew of 75 men. Her captain was Salomon le Sage. A similar small frigate was 89ft x 23ft x 9-3/4ft (taking some liberties with rounding) and was armed mainly with 6pdr guns, with 2-4pdr. Sources:
  1. H.A. van Foreest and R.E.J. Weber, De Vierdaagse Zeeslag 11-14 Juni 1666, 1984
  2. Ron van Maanen, unpublished manuscript "Dutch Warships 1600-1800", undated, but circa 1992
  3. J. C. M. Warnsinck, Abraham Crijnssen de verovering van Suriname en zijn zeeslag op Virginië, 1936

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