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Saturday, November 11, 2006

The Dordrecht of 1653

Ron van Maanen has the details about the Zeeland ship Dordrecht, completed in 1653 and in service until 1673:
The ship Dordrecht, built in Middelburg in 1653

Dimensions: 130ft x 34ft x 13-1/2ft  7ft between decks
Measurement: 300 lasts

30 March 1665: 4-24pdr, 2-18pdr, 14-12pdr, 12-8pdr,
                  8-6pdr, 2-4pdr, 2-3pdr, and 2-2pdr

1667: 4-24pdr, 4-18pdr, 26-12 and 8pdr,
         18-6, 4, and 3pdrs

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