Adm Ship Guns Crew Captain A Campen 40 130 Joris van der Zaan A Hollandia 32 100 Albert Graeff A Star 28 90 Jacob Paulusz Cort A Achilles 30 100 Dirck Scheij A Goude Leeuw 24 80 Gillis Tijsz Campen A Hollandse Tuijn 24 80 Hillebrant JeroenszThree of these are not unexpected, in that the Hollandia, Goude Leeuw, and Hollandsche Tuin were legtimately hired, as far as we know. The other were apparently involved an artifice, so that the Admiralty of Amsterdam could fund their service under the hundred ships appropriation.
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
Some more amazing hired ships from 1652
The list of Amsterdam ships dating from 21 September 1652 is really enlightening. There are these amazing ships listed as being hired: