Sunday, May 13, 2007
The small Zeeland ship, the Liefde
The small Zeeland ship, the Liefde, was apparently the same ship as that had been commanded by Joost Banckert in the Three Days Battle and before. Jan Matthijssen commanded the Liefde in the Battle of the Gabbard. The Liefde carried almost exclusively 6pdr guns. There were also two larger and four smaller guns. The ship had a crew of 85 sailors, with some soldiers.