Charters: 150ft x 38ft x 15ft x 8ft 140ft x 36ft x 14-1/2ft x 7-1/2ft 134ft x 34ft x 14ft x 7ft Charters: 150ft 140ft 134ft Admiralty: Rotterdam 1 ship 2 ships 2 ships Amsterdam 2 ships 4 ships 4 ships Zeeland 1 ship 2 ships 2 ships Noorderkwartier 1 ship 2 ships 2 ships Friesland 1 ship 2 ships 2 ships Totals: 6 ships 12 ships 12 shipsThis would have given the Dutch the equivalent of 6 English 2nd Rates, 12 English 3rd Rates, and 12 English 4th Rates. Eventually, they only built on 150ft ship among the first 30 ships.
Saturday, August 04, 2007
The original plan for the 30 ships
The original plan for building 30 ships in 1652-1653 would have been much better than what was actually built. Inter-province politics eventually resulted in a much weaker building program. The original plan would have included: