Admiralty or Directors Ship Harlingen Directors Sint Vincent 28 guns Harlingen Directors Vergulde Pelicaen 28 guns a possible ship hired by the Groningen Directors Noorderkwartier Vergulde Schel, 24 guns Noorderkwartier Peereboom 24 guns Noorderkwartier Tobias 30 guns Noorderkwartier Profeet Samuel 30 guns Noorderkwartier Lastdrager 28 guns Noorderkwartier Mars 34 or 38 guns Noorderkwartier Alkmaar 26 guns ('s-Landsschip) Noorderkwartier Roode Leeuw 24 guns Noorderkwartier Huis van Nassau 24 or 28 guns Noorderkwartier Burgh van Alkmaar 24 or 28 guns ('s-Landsschip) Noorderkwartier Adam en Eva 24 guns Noorderkwartier Sampson 24 or 26 guns ('s-Landsschip) Noorderkwartier Stad Medemblick 26 or 32 guns ('s-Landsschip) Noorderkwartier Nieuw Kasteel 14 guns Noorderkwartier Arke Noach 24 guns Noorderkwartier St. Jan Baptist 24 guns Noorderkwartier Wapen van Holland 30 guns Noorderkwartier Prins Maurits 28 or 32 guns ('s-Landsschip) Noorderkwartier Herder Amsterdam Jonas 26 guns Amsterdam Gewapende Ruyter 36 guns ('s-Landsschip) Rotterdam Directors Erasmus Rotterdam Directors Sint Pieter 28 guns Sijmon Cornelisz van der Meer Rotterdam Directors Sint Pieter 29 guns Isaac de Jongh Rotterdam Directors Jonas 36 guns Rotterdam Directors Meerman 32 guns Rotterdam Directors Prins 38 guns Rotterdam Directors Hollandia 26 or 28 guns Ruth Jacobsz Buijs Rotterdam Gulden Beer 24 guns Rotterdam Maria 24 guns Rotterdam Hollandia 24 guns Hendrick Ernestus de Bartrij Rotterdam Roscam 26 guns Medemblick Directors Koning Radboud 28 guns Harderin Purmerland Zeeland Wapen van Keulen 30 guns Zeeland Hasewind 28 guns ('s-Landsschip)
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
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Monday, January 14, 2008
The ship Brederode crew of 260 men 54 guns: 4-36pdr, 20-24pdr, 20-12pdr, 10-6pdr 14,000 lbs of gunpowder 100 36 pound shot 1000 24 pound shot 1000 12 pound shot 400 6 pound shotI would imagine that the lower tier consisted of the 4-36pdr and 20-24pdr guns The upper tier would be the 20-12pdr guns. The quarterdeck would be armed with the 10-6pdr guns.
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Sakers from the Revenge, all 7ft long: 13 cwt-3qtr-0lbs: 1540 lbs 14 cwt-3qtr-13lbs: 1665 lbs 15 cwt-1qtr-18lbs: 1726 lbs 15 cwt-1qtr-14lbs: 1722 lbs 16 cwt-1qtr-21lbs: 1841 lbs 14 cwt-2qtr-6lbs: 1630 lbs 16 cwt-0qtr-14lbs: 1806 lbs 13 cwt-1qtr-24lbs: 1508 lbsThe two Falcons are much smaller guns, although they are also 7ft guns:
8cwt-0qtr-21lbs: 917 lbs 8cwt-2qtr-19lbs: 971 lbsUsing my empirical equation for guns, I estimate a weight of 973 lbs for a 7ft long iron Falcon firing a 3-1/2 pound shot, which closely matches the Revenge guns.
All the shot so far recovered is of 78 – 80 mm (3? inches) diameter which reinforces our current view that the guns are all the same, that is to say 7 foot long, cast iron, smooth bore, muzzle loaders of 3½ inch bore and 14 hundredweight (1568 lbs)I tried my empiracle calculations and I would have said that I would expect 4 pound shot, for the shot diameter and the gun weight. My first idea was that it would be a Falcon, firing 3-1/2 pound shot. I have trouble believing the gun weight of 1568 lbs. For the shot diameter given, that would make for an extremely heavy gun, outside of the range with which I have seen. I concede that for the shot diameter, it must be a Falcon, not a Minion (4pdr). My problem is that the gun weight and length are more like a Dutch 6pdr iron gun. For that small of a shot weight, a similar Dutch gun would be a bit less than a 1000 lbs.