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Monday, November 06, 2006

The VOC ship Huis van Nassau (or Nassouw)

Witte de With's journal for May 1653 mentions a ship belonging to the Amsterdam Chamber of the VOC (the united East India company). The ship was commanded by kapitein van Strijp, carried 34 guns and had a crew of 112 men. Witte de With's journal for October 1653 confirms that this ship was the Huis van Nassau. The journal spells the name "Huijs van Nassouw". At that late date, the captain was still Jan Pietersz van Strijp. Ron van Maanen has the dimensions for the Huis van Nassau. They were: 133-1/2ft x 27ft-4in x 13ft-10in, with a height between decks of 6ft-10in. Sources:

  1. Ron van Maanen, unpublished manuscript "Dutch Warships 1600-1800", undated, but circa 1992
  2. Witte de With, journals from 1652 to 1658, Archive E8812 from the Riksarkivet, Stockholm

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