Officers and seamen: 68 men Ship's soldiers: 29 men Land soldiers: 5 men Boys: 6 boys Total: 108 men and boysI was surprised at the large numbers of "ship's soldiers" (Marines). I had expected that they all would be land soldiers.
Sunday, June 10, 2007
The crew of the Sint Pieter, Gerrit Schuijt's ship in November 1653
Gerrit Schuijt's inventory for the Amsterdam Directors' ship Sint Pieter, dating from early November 1653, gives the breakdown of the crew: