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Monday, November 27, 2006

Ron van Maanen has the dimensions for the Zwanenburg, burnt at Lowestoft in 1665

One of the ships for which Ron van Maanen has dimensions but not a gun list, is the Zeeland ship Zwanenburg, burnt at the Battle of Lowestoft in 1665. Cornelis Kuijper commanded the Zwanenburg in the battle. The Zwanenburg was quite small: 110ft x 26ft x 10ft with a height between decks of 6ft. At the Battle of Lowestoft, the Zwanenburg carried 30 guns and had a crew of 120 men. Sources:
  1. Frank Fox, A Distant Storm: the Four Days' Battle of 1666, 1996
  2. Ron van Maanen, unpublished manuscript "Dutch Warships 1600-1800", undated, but circa 1992

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