Saturday, July 28, 2007
"The Sun and the Moon"
I received another Amsterdam ship list, this one dating from 15 November 1653. The arming schemes for the two ships, the Maen (Moon) and the Son (Sun) are interesting. The two ships have the same dimensions: 125ft x 31ft x 13ft x 7ft. The armaments are different. The Son has 22-12pdr and 10-8pdr guns while the Maen has 16-12pdr and 16-8pdr guns. The Son also has 4-6pdr guns, while the Maen has 4-4pdr guns. They both are also equipped with 4-18pdr guns.