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Saturday, October 08, 2005

The Dutch ship Oranjegalei

Carl Stapel has the scoop on the Dutch row-frigate Oranjegalei. I wondered if it might have been inspired by the English vessels of that type. One nice feature of Carl's piece is that he has the armament. This is my translation and formatting of Carl's piece:
Oranjegalei  1697

Admiralty   Name           Length Beam    Hold  Guns   In service
Zeeland     Oranjegalei    130    37-3/4  13.5  44     1697-1739

Built by a Russian in 1697 at Vlissingen from their own resources

A frigate that in a calm could be rowed

Armament:  18-12pdr, 16-6pdr, 4-4pdr, and 2-3pdr

Date        Commander             Guns Crew Notes
 18-08-1704 SBN A. de Boer        44   140  Successful fight against 
                                             4 galleys from Ostende          
 24-04-1709 Captain Richard Wood  44        Fought against 4 privateers.
                                             Englishman Wood killed.
     6/1709 Michiel Gardeyn
       1722 Kornelis Wiltschut    44   250  In the Mediterranean Sea against
                                             Algerian pirates 
       1739      ?                          The ship lay at Veere   

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