Tuesday, July 24, 2007

An inventory for the Amsterdam Directors' ship Walvis

One document that I received yesterday was an inventory of the Amsterdam Directors' ship Walvis (or Walvisch) dating from 19 June 1653. This was soon after the Battle of the Gabbard (or the Zeeslag bij Nieuwpoort), which was fought on 12 and 13 June. These are some interesting (to me) bits from the inventory:
The ship Walvis

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

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