Tuesday, April 03, 2007
Ron van Maanen has some really outrageous dimensions for the Oranje, lost at Lowestoft
I just looked at the dimensions that Ron van Maanen has for Bastiaan Centsen's ship, the Oranje (76 guns), that was lost at the Battle of Lowestoft. The dimensions he has are: 180ft x 52ft x 17ft x 7ft, which seem much too large. Herbert Tomesen, from Artitec, lists much smaller dimensions: 170ft x 38ft x 14ft (over the koebrug). I have thought that the usual hold depth would be 18ft. I am really curious as to the source of Ron's dimensions. He has very large dimensions (or at least length) for the Prins Willem, Witte de With's flagship at the Battle of the Kentish Knock. Ron's information is from his "Zeeland" document (undated).