Sunday, October 07, 2007

Where was the 116ft ship Enkhuizen in 1652 and 1653?

Carl Stapel asked me if I knew what the 116ft ship Enkhuizen was doing from 1652 to 1653. The Staet van Oorlog te Water for the year 1654 lists the Enkhuizen with Dirk Gerritsz Pomp as captain. In the latter part of 1653, we think that he commanded a Noorderkwartier Directors' ship named Harderin, not the Enkhuizen. The 120ft Wapen van Enkhuizen had Gerrit Femssen as captain from 1652 to 1653. Ron van Maanen says that the Enkhuizen was also called the Maagd van Enkhuizen or Wapen van Enkhuizen and was lost in 1659, when the ship blew up in action. The problem is that all the sources are from 1654 and 1655. I don't know the answer.

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