Adm Ship Guns Crew Commander A-Dir Groote Vergulde Fortuijn 34 125 Claes Bastiaensz van Jaersvelt A-Dir Sint Matheeus 42 155 Cornelis Laurensz Naeuoogh A-Dir Elias 34 107 Frans Fransz Sluijter A-Dir Gideon 34 95 Dirck Jansz Somer A-Dir Burgh 34 119 Hendrick Glas A-Dir Moor 36 130 Ariaen Cornelisz van Ackersloot R-Dir Prins 38 168 Jacob Cleijdijck Mi-Dir Gekroonde Liefde 36 142 Marcus Hartman Vli-Dir Lam 38 168 Michiel Adriaensz de Ruijter Ve-Dir Wapen van der Vere 37 116 Jan OlivierszoonThis is based on Witte de With's journal for 1653, as well as a documented dated 28 January 1653, which falls into the right date range.
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Ten large Directors' ships in March 1653
In Appendix XXII of Geschiedenis van het Nederlandsche Zeewezen, Vol.I, J.C. De Jonge gives the number of large Directors' ships in service in March 1653 was ten. These were ships with 34 to 38 guns. The question is if we can name them: