Saturday, March 08, 2008

Comments on some Zeeland ships

There is a great deal of confusion about certain Zeeland ships in the First Anglo-Dutch War. Part of that confusion is caused by the coverage in Vreugdenhil's list. He only mentions ship names and provides scant details. I think that I can reduce some of that confusion, or I will at least try:
Vreudenhil's number Name            Guns Date Length Captain
 67                 Zeelandia         32 1642 122ft  Andries Pietersz den Boer
217                 Zeelandia         32 1648 118ft  Jan Naelhout
315                 Zeeuwsche Leeuw   27      116ft  Cornelis Evertsen de Oude
                 (in the original documents, the ship is not called the
                  Wapen van Zeeland)
not listed          Wapen van Zeeland 34      116ft  Joost Willemsz Block

Vreugdenhil seems to have confused two different ships, mixing the information for the Zeeuwsche Leeuw with the name of Joost Willemsz Block's ship. Cornelis Evertsen de Oude's ship served with Tromp's fleet while the other three served in the Mediterranean Sea during 1652 and 1653.

A. Vreugdenhil, Ships of the United Netherlands 1648-1702, 1938.

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