Saturday, May 12, 2007
The Friesland ship Wapen van Nassau
I have a page dating from May 1653 that says that Hendrick Jansz Camp's ship, the Wapen van Nassau (36 guns) was very disabled, and must have been discarded. I believe that Hendrick Jansz Camp was killed in the Three Days Battle (or Battle of Portland). I had not seen the Wapen van Nassau mentioned from May 1653 and beyond, except in this one page. This was a substantial ship that was 132ft long. The Wapen van Nassau had been hired by the Admiralty of Friesland in 1652 and had fought in the Battle of Dungeness and the Three Days Battle.