Saturday, April 07, 2007

The Zeeland ship Vlasbom

Ron van Maanen has the dimensions for the Zeeland ship Vlasbom. The Vlasbom apparently was a ship of the Middelburg Chamber of the VOC that served with the fleet in August 1665. The Vlasbom was commanded by Engel Janszoon had carried 46 guns and had a crew of 171 sailors and 42 soldiers. The dimensions were 135ft x 29ft x 14ft, with a height between decks of 6ft. In August 1665, the Vlasbom was assigned to the Second Squadron, commanded by Lt-Admiraal Cornelis Evertsen. Sources:
  1. Gerard Brandt, Het Leven en Bedrijif van den Heere Michiel de Ruiter, 1687
  2. Ron van Maanen, unpublished manuscript "Dutch Warships 1600-1800", undated, but circa 1992

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