Thursday, April 12, 2007

Large Amsterdam Directors' ships with the fleet in May 1653

Several of the Amsterdam Directors' ships that were with the Dutch fleet in May 1653 were quite substantial ships. One had fairly long service in the English navy (the Sint Matheeus as the Mathias). This is the list:
Adm   Ship               Guns Crew Commander
A-Dir Sint Matheeus      42   155  kapitein Cornelis Laurensz (Cornelis Naeuoogh?)
A-Dir David en Goliad    34   125  kapitein Claes Bastiaensz van Jaersvelt
A-Dir Elias              34   107  kapitein Frans Fransz Sluijter
A-Dir Gideon             34    95  kapitein Dirck Jansz Sommer
A-Dir Burgh              34   119  kapitein Hendrick Glas


  1. Witte de With, journals from 1652 to 1658, Archive E8812 from the Riksarkivet, Stockholm

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