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Thursday, July 28, 2005

The VOC ship Mars in 1653

On July 20th, 1653, Tromp ordered Reynst Corneliszoon Sevenhuysen to transfer his crew from the Rode Leeuw to the ship Mars. The Mars was on loan from the VOC for service in the war. One source calls Captain Sevenhuysen's old ship the Profeet Samuel. In any case, his old ship was paid off, as it was worn out and would have needed to be refitted. Mr. Carl Stapel had a listing in one of his emails about a Mars.

N Mars hired from the VOC-Enkhuisen 46-50 guns 130ft x 32ft x 13ft

I had thought that this might have been the ship mentioned in published sources.

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