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Friday, May 18, 2007

The "Coninck Radbout"

The Medemblick Directors' ship Koning Radboud (or Coninck Radbout) was very lightly armed for having 32 guns in July 1653. The ship also had an odd collection of guns: 12pdr, 10pdr, 8pdr, 6pdr, 4pdr, and 3pdr. The Koning Radboud had only six guns larger than 8pdr. The crew size was nominally 110 men, and that entire number were apparently present on 14 July 1653.

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