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Tuesday, May 01, 2007

More about Adriaan Banckert's ship Hollandia, in March 1653

I have been studying this one list of Zeeland ships that has detailed gun information, dating from about March 1653. Adriaan Banckert commanded the Hollandia, which Jan Evertsen had previously used as his flagship. I am not sure if he used the Hollandia in the Three Days Battle (or the Battle of Portland) or not, but I suspect that he did. I was interest to see some more details of the guns carried. For example, the four 24pdr guns were described as German half-cartouwen. They were about 4250 lbs each. The four 18pdr guns were French half-cartouwen. If the figures are correct, they were only about 2400 lbs each.

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