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Saturday, November 18, 2006

The VOC ship Batavia

The ship Batavia, purchased at Zaandam by the Rotterdam Chamber of the VOC, fought in the Battle of Lowestoft in 1665. Ron van Maanen has the details about the Batavia:
The ship Batavia, kapitein Nicolaes Naalhout

Length from stem to sternpost:  136ft
Beam:                            29-1/2ft
Hold:                            14ft
Height between decks:             7ft

44 guns:
Lower deck: 20-12pdr
Upper deck: 16-8pdr, 8-3pdr

148 sailors and 46 soldiers

  1. James C. Bender, unpublished manuscript "Dutch Ships 1600-1700", 2006
  2. Ron van Maanen, unpublished manuscript "Dutch Warships 1600-1800", undated, but circa 1992

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