Dutch English Measured Calculated Length Length on keel Length on keel 155ft 116ft 116.54ft (Dutch/1.33) Beam Beam outside the planking 38ft 36ft-3in 33.63ft (Dutch/1.13) Hold Depth in hold 19ft 17ft 16.814ft (Dutch/1.13)I believe that the answer is "yes". The beam issue just means that The planking on the Vogelstruijs was thinner than my system assumes. Herbert Tomesen, of Artitec expressed the opinion that the Vogelstruijs had the dimesions 160ft x 38ft x 18ft, as there was a charter like that for Amsterdam ships that had to get over the bar to enter Amsterdam.
Saturday, August 04, 2007
The Vrede and Vogelstruijs could have had the same dimensions
I was looking at the dimensions of the VOC ship Vrede that fought in the Battle of the Kentish Knock, commanded by Pieter Salomonszoon, and decided that I should check them against the dimensions of the Estrich (the name given to the Vogelstruijs by the English). I used my system for converting between Dutch and English dimensions: