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Thursday, October 19, 2006

Ron van Maanen has really heroic dimensions for the Oranje, lost at Lowestoft

I was amazed at Ron van Maanen's dimensions for the ship Oranje, built by the Middelburg Chamber of the VOC and lost at Lowestoft. They are considerably larger than what Herbert Tomessen, from Artitec, has attributed to the ship (170ft x 38ft x 14ft-"hol en koebrug, overloop, en verdek"). Ron lists the dimensions as 180ft x 52ft x 17ft, with a height between decks of 7ft. Ron's length for the Prins Willem, which fought at the Battle of the Kentish Knock is 181ft, which is at least consistent. Sources:
  1. Ron van Maanen, unpublished manuscript "Dutch Warships 1600-1800", undated but circa 1992

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