Prinses Louise Leeuwarden Adm of Rotterdam Adm of Amsterdam 1646 1645 Crew 121 sailors 120 sailors 41 soldiers 20 soldiers Length 120ft 120ft Beam 28ft-4in 29-3/4ft Hold 12ft-6in 11-3/4ft Ht betw decks 7ft-1in 6-3/4ft Mean draft 12ft-4in 11ft-7in (English feet) English Burden 365-17/29 tons 398 tons Lasts 200 lasts 200 lasts Displacement 523 tons 511 tons Jan Glete's Displacement 496.36 tons 487.61 tons Broadside wt 214 lbs 182 lbs Armament wt 44.34 tons (8.48%) 35.94 tons (7.03%)The Prinses Louise was more heavily armed than the Leewarden, although I may overstate the armament weight, as at least some of Prinses Louise's guns were drakes or chambered.
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Comparing the Prinses Louise and Leeuwarden
If you were really picky, you might want to haggle over some of the specifics of this analysis, but I think that overall, this comparison between the Prinses Louise, Witte de With's flagship from 1651 to 1652 and the Leewarden, his flagship in mid-1653, is reasonable. I compare dimensions, estimated displacement, estimated armament weight, and broadside weight: