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Friday, April 06, 2007

The Profeet Samuel

I have a list from March 1653 of ships that might be suitable for hiring by the Dutch navy. One of the ship names is Profeet Samuel, the name of the ship that Rens Cornelisz Sevenhuijsen commanded in May and June 1653. The Profeet Samuel was damaged at the Battle of the Gabbard. After the battle, kapitein Sevenhuijsen was ordered to move himself and his crew to what was apparently a newly hired ship, the Mars. He commanded the Mars at the Battle of Scheveningen and on the voyage to Norway from September to November 1653. The Profeet Samuel in this list is 124ft long. We know that the Profeet Samuel carried 30 guns.

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