Adm Ship Guns Crew Commander R-Dir Hollandia 26 95 kapitein Ruth Jacobsz Buys R-Dir Roskam 24 95 kapitein Corstiaen Eldertsz R-Dir Sint Pieter Sijmon Cornelisz van der Meer R-Dir Prins 38 168 Jacob CleijdijckThe Roskam is usually considered to be a ship hired by the Admiralty of the Maze (or Rotterdam), rather than the Directors. From May to August 1653, the lists seem to have the ships assigned to different organizations than we have thought, based on other sources. We believe that the Sint Pieter carried 28 guns and had a crew of about 93 men.
Thursday, February 01, 2007
In a May 1653 list the Roskam is listed as a Rotterdam Directors' ship
In Witte de With's journal, on page 121 from May 1653, he listed what he said were four Rotterdam Directors' ships. He actually only has the captains' names, the guns, and the crew size. We can supply the ship names: