Sunday, April 11, 2010

The Amsterdam Directors' ship Walvisch

The Walvisch (the archaic spelling) was number 38 on the list of ships in the Dutch fleet on 23 June 1653. Dr. Elias mentioned the Walvisch in his book, Schetsen uit de geschiedenis van ons Zeewezen. The ship specifications in the 23 June 1653 list are often not correct, but they still are of interest:
Length:        125ft
Beam:            29ft
Hold:              11-1/2ft
Deck height:   6ft

30 guns and a crew of 110 men

Guns:  10-12pdr, 8-8pdr, 10-6pdr, 2-3pdr

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