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Saturday, December 30, 2006

A list of Zeeland ships from 17 August 1653

Witte de With's journal, dated about 17 August 1653, has a list of ships for the Admiralty of Zeeland. At least one or two of these identifications could be controversial. These ship names are based on what is in Witte de With's journal, later, dating from September-October 1653. I have omitted names which had no guns or crew mentioned:
Adm    Ship                 Guns Crew Commander
Z      Amsterdam            32   116  kapitein Adriaen Kempen
Z      Vlissingen           34   134  kapitein Jan Pouwelszoon
Z      Lieffde              23    93  kapitein Dingeman Cats
Z      Goes                 26   110  kapitein Cornelis Kuijper
Z      Zeeridder            30   124  kapitein Gilles Janszoon
Z      Wapen van Ceulen     30   120  kapitein Frans Mangelaer
Z      Salamander           34   130  kapitein Pieter Marcuszoon
Z      Milde Maerten        26   110  kapitein Jan Matthijszoon

  1. James C. Bender, unpublished manuscript "Dutch Ships 1600-1700", 2006
  2. Witte de With, journals from 1652 to 1658, Archive E8812 from the Riksarkivet, Stockholm

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