Length: 107-1/2ft Beam: 26ft Hold: 11-1/2ft Deck height: 6-1/4ft 26 iron guns: 6-8pdr, 14-6pdr, 4-4pdr, 2-3pdr Crew: 90 men: (the document has numbers which do not sum: 68 sailors and 12 soldiers) The Prinses Albertina (as it was usually called) was probably one of a group of ships stranded at Scheveningen in a storm in early 1653.
Saturday, June 25, 2011
In 1652 into 1653, Rombout van der Parre commanded a small ship hired by the Admiralty of Friesland: the Prinses Albertina van Orangien (the document from 1652 says Princesse Albartina van Orangien). In July 1652, he was assigned to Michiel De Ruyter's fleet that was to convoy merchant ships up and down the Channel. The specifications for the ship were as follows: