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Saturday, January 27, 2007

Jeroen Adelaer's ship Middelburg (30 guns)

Jeroen Adelaer's ship Middelburg was taken by the English while returning from Nantes. The Middelburg, a ship of the Admiralty of Amserdam, was apparently one of the 40 convoyers, probably built as a warship. The 28 November 1652 list gives the armament as 26 guns. Ron van Maanen has the dimensions: 120ft x 28ft x 10-1/2ft, with a height between decks of 6-3/4ft. Ron gives the armament as 30 guns and the crew as 120 men. Sources:
  1. Ron van Maanen, unpublished manuscript "Dutch Warships 1600-1800", undated, but circa 1992
  2. lijst van schepen in dienst van de Staedt der Veenichde Vaderlanden, 28 November 1652

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