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Friday, April 06, 2007
This list of ships from March 1653 that were suitable for hiring
This list of ships from March 1653 that were apparently suitable for hiring is very suggestive. There are names such as Jonas, Hoop, Engel Gabriel, and of course, the Profeet Samuel. They sound like the names of ships that actually served in May to August, at least, in 1653. A ship named Jonas was commanded by Joris Collerij. A ship named Hoop was commanded by Boetius Schaeff at the Battle of the Gabbard, where he was killed and his crew mutinied. The Hoop was commanded by Dirck Pater at the Battle of Scheveningen. Adriaan van den Bosch commanded a ship named Engel Gabriel at the Battle of Scheveningen.
Engel Gabriel 120-1/2ft
Profeet Samuel 124ft