Adm Ship Guns Crew Captain A-Dir Neptunis 36 125 Gerrit van Lummen (or Limmen) A-Dir Princes Roijael 28 110 Marten de Graeff A-Dir Sint Salvador 34 120 Mathijs Corneliszoon A-Dir Alexander 28 100 Jan MeijckesThe status document does not have the gun and crew figures. I supplied those from Hendrick de Raedt's pamphlet.
Monday, July 30, 2007
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Gun Weights 12pdr guns 3850 lbs iron 3220 lbs iron 3200 lbs iron 3160 lbs iron 3120 lbs iron 3015 lbs iron 3005 lbs iron 2980 lbs iron 2940 lbs iron 2930 lbs iron 2920 lbs iron 2909 lbs iron 8pdr guns 2500 lbs iron 2320 lbs iron 2310 lbs iron 6pdr guns 2560 lbs iron 2520 lbs iron 2400 lbs iron 2300 lbs iron 2260 lbs iron 2240 lbs iron 2220 lbs iron 2210 lbs iron 2200 lbs iron 2190 lbs iron 2140 lbs iron 2100 lbs iron 2000 lbs iron 1930 lbs iron 1900 lbs iron 1820 lbs iron 1590 lbs iron 1550 lbs iron 1525 lbs iron 1515 lbs iron 1490 lbs iron 1485 lbs iron 5pdr guns 1500 lbs iron 1420 lbs iron 1410 lbs iron 1395 lbs iron 1385 lbs iron 1365 lbs iron 4pdr guns 1295 lbs iron 840 lbs bronze 3pdr guns 965 lbs iron 950 lbs iron 895 lbs iron 730 lbs iron 720 lbs iron
Saturday, July 28, 2007
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Tuesday, July 24, 2007
The ship Walvis Guns: 10-iron 12pdr 8-iron 8pdr 10-iron 6pdr 2-iron 3pdr 2400 lbs of gunpowder on board 65 12 lbs shot 80 8 pdr shot 98 6pdr shot
Monday, July 23, 2007
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Friday, July 20, 2007
130ft long, 32ft wide with 130 sailors and 20 soldiers 136ft long, 34ft wide with 145 sailors and 20 soldiers 140ft long, 36ft wide with 150 sailors and 25 soldiers 150ft long, 38ft wide with 200 sailors and 50 soldiersThere were nominally only three designs, but some 140ft long ships were built. They included the Amsterdam ship Amsterdam, except with a 34ft beam, and the Oosterwijk with a 35ft beam, and the Friesland ship Oostergoo, seemingly with a 40ft beam.
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Ships in Brazil: 2 ships of the Admiralty of Rotterdam 4 ships of the Admiralty of Amsterdam 1 ship of the Admiralty of Zeeland 1 ship of the Admiralty of the Noorderkwartier 2 ships of the Admiralty of Friesland
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Rotterdam: Nimwegen, 26 guns (kapitein Paulus van den Kerckhoff) Dolphijn, 32 guns (kapitein Marinus de Clercq) Amsterdam: Gewapende Ruiter, 36 guns (kapitein Boetius Schaeff) Aemilia, 28 guns (kapitein Floris van Oy) Graaf Willem, 40 guns (kapitein Tas) Westfriesland, 28 guns (kapitein Boonacker) Zeeland: a ship Faam, 30 guns (?) (kapitein Cornelis Loncke) Noorderkwartier: Eenhoorn, 28 guns (kapitein Allert Jansz Tameszoon) a second ship Friesland: Frisia, 28 guns (kapitein Tjaert de Groot) Breda, 28
Monday, July 16, 2007
12 lb shot 25 per gun 8 lb shot 21 per gun 6 lb shot 13 per gun 5 lb shot 25 per gun 3 lb shot 12 per gunA little bit of trivia that wargamers might be able to use, if not historians.
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Saturday, July 14, 2007
LK * 1.33 = Dutch length overall B * 1.13 = Dutch beam inside the planking D * 1.13 = Dutch hold at deck side 108ft x 1.33 = 144ft (exactly right) 32ft x 1.13 = 36ft (exactly right) 15ft x 1.13 = 17ft (should be 15ft)I would argue that the 144ft x 36ft dimensions are more plausible than the 140ft x 34ft usually listed in the Amsterdam Directors' lists.
Friday, July 13, 2007
Ship: Defiance LGD: 138ft LK*B*D: 471 tons Built: Deptford DY Date: 1590 LK: 92ft LK*B*D*4/3 628 tons Fate: rebuilt in 1614 Guns: 45 Beam: 32ft (LK*B*B/2)/94 501 tons Depth: 16ft Ship: Defiance LGD: 121.25ft LK*B*D: 656 tons Built: Woolwich DY Date: 1615 RB LK: 97ft LK*B*D*4/3 875 tons Fate: sold in 1650 Guns: 40 Beam: 37ft (LK*B*B/2)/94 706 tons Depth: 18.28ft
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Bronze guns: 20 bronze German half cartouwen shooting 24 lbs shot 4 bronze French half cartouwen shooting 18 lbs shot 26 bronze short half serpants shooting 12 lbs shot 6 bronze half serpants shooting 6 lbs shot 24 bronze drakes shooting 6 lbs shot Iron guns: 42 iron half cartouwen shooting 18 lbs shot 72 iron sakers shooting 12 lbs shot 6 iron half sakers shooting 6 lbs shot 90 bronze guns and 120 iron guns
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Displacement = Lasts x 2.5 x (39.37/12)^3/35I use the figure 39.37 inches per meter. I divide that by 12 inches to the foot to get cubic feet. A ton of seawater is 35 cubic feet.
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
The ship Den Briel Length in Maas feet: 117ft Beam in Maas feet: 29-3/4ft Hold in Maas feet: 12-1/6ft Length in Amsterdam feet: 127ft-7in Beam in Amsterdam feet: 32ft-5in Hold in Amsterdam feet: 13ft-3in Displacement: 669.1 tons Broadside Wt (Est): 226 lbs Armament (Est): 12-18pdr, 12-12pdr, 4-8pdr, 10-6pdr guns Length on Waterline (English): 114ft-2in Beam outside of planking (Engl): 31ft-5in Mean draft (English): 13ft-1in Size in Lasten: 254 lasts Displacement (Jan Glete's approximation): 639.1 tons English length on keel: 96ft English burden: 503.3 tons
Monday, July 09, 2007
The ship Dordrecht commander: Sier de Lieffde Length in Amsterdam feet: 115ft-7in Beam in Amsterdam feet: 27ft-3in Hold in Amsterdam feet: 10ft-10in Est height between decks: 6ft-6in Displacement: 421.5 tons Broadside weight: 108 lbs Guns: 6-12pdr, 12-8pdr, 8-6pdr Length on waterline (English): 103ft-5in Beam outside of planking (English): 26ft-6in Mean Draft: 10ft-9in Size in Lasten: 160 lasts Jan Glete's approx. tonnage: 400 tons English burden: 325 tons
Sunday, July 08, 2007
Prinses Roijael Marie Built: 1643 Commander: Joost van Coulster Length (Amsterdam feet): 124ft-4in Beam (Amsterdam feet): 29ft-5in Hold (Amsterdam feet): 13ft-1in Est ht between decks: 6ft-6in Displacement: 585.8 tons Broadside weight: 184 lbs Armament: 2-24pdr, 4-18pdr, 4-12pdr, 22-8pdr, 4-6pdr Length on waterline(Engl ft): 111ft-2in Length on waterline (Amst ft): 119ft-9in Beam outside planking (Amst ft): 30ft-9in Beam outside planking (Engl ft): 28ft-7in Mean draft (English feet): 12ft-11in Size in lasten (Dutch gross tonnage): 220.98 lasts English burden (tons): 406.83 tons Jan Glete's approximation: 557.42 tons
Saturday, July 07, 2007
Adm Ship Gun Commander R Overijssel 22 Cornelis Engelen Silvergieter R Utrecht 22 Leendert Haexwant R Hollandia 24 or 26 Ernestus de Bertrij R Beer 24 Jan de Haes R Sphera Mundi 26 Reijnout Venhuijsen R Calmer Sleutel 24 Dirck Vijch R Maria 24 Quirijn van den Kerckhoff R Roscam 26 Christiaen Eldertszoon
Friday, July 06, 2007
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Monday, July 02, 2007
Sunday, July 01, 2007
Given my concerns, I was glad to see that the identification of the Scotland wreck from 1653 in the 2004 and 2005 reports was less definite. The report (this has the usual large PDF problems with loading, so you may not want to click on it) now says that the wreck is either the Swan or Speedwell, which really doesn't resolve my concerns. I am pretty uncertain that the Swan should be a candidate, given what I have seen. Hopefully, I just have not seen the right sources. I have to say that Colonel Lilburne's letter at least places some ship Swan off Duart Point and that the Swan mentioned there was stated to have been lost.
I am interested to see that the identification is understood to be an estimate, and that the wreck could be that of another ships. I shudder to think how many times I have made an estimate, based on analysis, which was later found to be wrong, once I learned more or was told information that invalidated my estimate. I rely upon the published literature to a great extent, more than can be justified.
Adm Ship Commander A Pelicaen kapitein Overcamp A Overijssel kapitein Jan van Campen A Goude Reael kapitein van Loenen Me-Dir Coninck Radbout kapitein Jan Rootjens N Eenhoorn kapitein Jan Jansz Heck N Lastdrager kapitein Gerrit Munt F Sara kapitein Hessel Fransz F Breda kapitein Bruijnsvelt F Graef Hendrick (kapitein Jan Reijndersz Wagenaer) F Waterhont (kapitein Oosteroon) A Sonne, FS (?) A Cleijne Hoop, FS