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Monday, April 02, 2007

The VOC ship Huis van Nassau

Ron van Maanen has the dimensions of the ship Huis van Nassau, which belonged to the Amsterdam Chamber of the VOC (the Dutch India Company). This was the ship commanded by Jan Pietersz van Strijp during 1653 which served with the fleet from April to November 1653. The ship had dimensions 133-1/2ft x 27ft-4in x 13ft-10in, with a height between decks of 6ft-10in. In May 1653, the Huis van Nassau carried 34 guns and had a crew of 112 men. The ship was long and narrow, although not quite as extreme as the Sint Willeboort. Sources:
  1. Ron van Maanen, unpublished manuscript "Dutch Warships 1600-1800", undated, but circa 1992
  2. Witte de With, journals from 1652 to 1658, Archive E8812 from the Riksarkivet, Stockholm

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