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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

A Friesland ship named Hollandia from 1665

Ron van Maanen lists a Friesland ship named Hollandia that was in service in 1665. This seems to be the ship commanded by Joost Michielsz Kuik in June and August 1665. This was a ship armed with 40 guns and with a crew of 186 men in June and 136 sailors, 33 marines, and 30 soldiers in August. Ron has the dimensions (in part): 129ft x 29ft x ?, with a height between decks of 6-1/2ft. That is the extent of what I know. Sources:
  1. Gerard Brandt, Het Leven en Bedrijif van den Heere Michiel de Ruiter, 1687
  2. Ron van Maanen, unpublished manuscript "Dutch Warships 1600-1800", undated but circa 1992

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