Thursday, July 26, 2007

The Noorderkwartier ship Eenhoorn of 1625

I have learned that the hold depth for the Noorderkwartier ship Eenhoorn, built in 1625, was 11ft, not something greater. That means that for a size in lasts of 200 lasts, we have: 200 lasts = (125ft x 29ft x 11ft)/K. Solving for the factor K, we have K=199.375. That reinforces the case for the factor for the Brederode being 190.08, where we calculated using Maas feet of 308mm. The Eenhoorn, of course, has dimensions in Amsterdam feet of 283mm.

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