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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

The Groot Hollandia (1654) measurements

Ron van Maanen has the actual measurements, built, for the Rotterdam ship Groot Hollandia (1654). He also has the nominal dimensions in Maas feet:
The ship Groot Hollandia, built at Rotterdam in 1654

Nominal dimensions in Amsterdam feet: 150ft x 38ft x 15ft
Actual measured dimensions as built: 147ft-3in x 37-1/2ft x 14ft-8in
                                      height between decks: 7ft-7in
Nominal dimensions in Maas feet: 135ft x 34ft x 13-1/2ft

Amsterdam feet are 283mm and are divided into 11 inches
Maas feet are about 308mm and are divided into 12 inches

  1. Ron van Maanen, unpublished manuscript "Dutch Warships 1600-1800", undated but circa 1992

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