English Calc. Dutch My est. of the Dutch Length 116ft 151ft 155ft Beam 36ft-3in 40ft 38ft Hold 17ft 19ft 18ftMy usual system does not work well for this ship. My factor for length is 1.33. The factor for the depth of hold and beam is 1.13. It totally breaks down in this case.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
So, just how large was the Vogelstruis?
The Dutch East Indiaman Vogelstruis was captured by the English at the Battle of Portland on 28 February 1653. I have not seen Dutch dimensions in Amsterdam feet but we do have the dimensions measured by the English in their style. The English length is that of the keel. The beam is the beam measured outside the hull planking. The depth is the height between the keel and the underside of the main deck, measured on the centerline, approximately at the middle of the ship. Here are my "back of the envelope calculations":