Friday, July 27, 2007

The Rotterdam ship Klein Hollandia

The Rotterdam ship Klein Hollandia was sunk the opening action of the Third Anglo-Dutch War, when Robert Holmes attacked teh Smyrna convoy with a strong squadron. The real dimensions of the Klein Hollandia, according to Ron van Maanen, were somewhat different from the nominal dimensions published in Vreugdenhil's list: 133ft-10in x 32ft-5in x 13ft-3in x 6ft-9in. The armament at some point consisted of 3-24pdr, 21-18pdr, 8-12pdr, 4-8pdr, and 8-6pdr guns. The crew varied between 234 and 300 men. This is partly drawn from Ron van Maanen's document: "'Oorlogsschepen' van de admiraliteit van de Maze in de zeventiende en achttiende eeuw" (undated).

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