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
The definitive word on the Amsterdam Directors' ships lost off the Shetlands in early August 1652
Carl Stapel had told me about a letter that Gerrit Munt wrote, complaining about Tromp's leadership of the fleet, after the storm in the Shetlands in early August 1652. In that letter, he told of seeing some large Amsterdam Directors' ships capsize in the storm, if I understand correctly. In any case, in this one document telling the status of the original 24 Amsterdam Directors' ships, the four ships lost are mentioned: