Thursday, July 26, 2007

The frigate Overijssel in 1642

The Rotterdam frigate Overijssel was built in 1636, according to the page I reveinved recently. In 1642, the captain was Jan Jacobsz de Jonge Boer. The ship is stated to be 90 lasts. As I have written on 17th Century Naval Wargaming blog, I believe that is calculated from the dimensions in Maas feet (100ft x 23ft x 8ft) of 308mm. The armament in 1642 consisted of 22 guns: 2-12pdr, 6-8pdr, 4-6pdr, and 10-4pdr guns. For comparison, the armament in 1652 consisted of 22 guns: 4-24pdr, 2-12pdr, 4-8pdr, and 12-6pdr, a much heavier broadside weight.

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