The ship Edam or Wapen van Edam, called the Black Bull by the English Dutch Measurements Amsterdam ft English ft Length 120ft 111ft-4in Beam 28ft 26ft Hold 11ft 10ft-2.5in English Measurements Amsterdam ft English ft Keel 92ft-7.5in 86ft Beam 30ft-6in 28ft-4in Depth 12ft-1in 12ftIf this has any validity, we might think that the rake was 120ft - 92ft-7.5in, or 27ft-3.5in. The thickness of one side is (30ft-6in - 28ft)/2 = 1ft-3in. If we feel daring, we would see if we can tell the camber of the deck. The Dutch measured the hold at the side, where the deck connected with the side. The English measured at the high point, under the deck at the center. They may not have measured from the same place, but let us imagine that they did. That would make the deck camber 1ft-1in, seems rather high. I took these figures from an old post from 2004.
Friday, February 23, 2007
We should be able to estimate the rake and thickness of the side for Dutch ships captured by the English
Where we have both Dutch dimensions and English dimensions when a Dutch ship was captured and the dimensions were recorded, we should be able to estimate the rake and the thickness of the planking on the side. We might use the Amsterdam ship Edam. The only possible issue is that the length is somewhat in dispute. The usual length given is 120ft, but we have instances where the length was given as 124ft. If we use the "classic" dimensions, we find: