Wednesday, April 04, 2007

The Jonge Prins of 1666

Ron van Maanen has some information that complements what Dr. Weber had in his book about the ship Jonge Prins (or Prins van Oranje), built in 1666 and in service until 1686. the dimensions were 150ft x 39ft x 14-3/4ft x 7-3/4ft (at least nominally). Ron says that the actual measured dimensions, as built, were 150-1/2ftx 39-1/2ft x 14ft-3in x 7ft-2in. The Jonge Prins was built at Medemblik by Cornelis Janssen Olij. Dr. Weber say that the armament at the Four Days' Battle in 1666 was 2-bronze 36pdr, 22-iron 18pdr, 24-iron 12pdr, 12-iron 6pdr, and 6-bronze 4pdr guns. The crew at the Four Days' Battle was 235 sailors and 51 soldiers. 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 Ron van Maanen, unpublished manuscript "Dutch Warships 1600-1800", undated, but circa 1992

Google SiteSearch


Lotto System


James Cary Bender's Facebook profile

Amazon Ad

Amazon Ad

Amazon Context Links