Adm Ship Commander Guns R Gorcum Capt. Willem Adriaensen Warmont 30 R Rotterdam Capt. Jan Aertsen Verhaeff 30 R Schiedam Capt. Dirck Juijnbol 30 (or Gelderland) R Gelderland Capt. Aert Jansen van Nes 24 R Maeght Dordrecht Capt. Sier de Liefde 26 R Nimmegen Capt. Paulus van Kerckhoff 26 A Vrijheid Capt. Augustinnus Balck 46 A Aertsengel Michael Capt. Willem Nieuhoff 40 A Utrecht Capt. Jan Roeteringh 30 A Campen Capt. Joris van Zaan 40 A Zeelandia Lt.-Capt. Claes Marrevelt 34 A Hollandia Capt. Evert Anthonissen 32 A Zutphen Capt. Ewout Jeroensen, 28 Lt. Joris Jansen Block A Phesant Capt. Jan Jansz Lapper 28 A Bommel Capt. Pieter van Brakel 30 A Groningen Capt. Abraham van der Hulst 40 A Graaf Willem Capt. Jan Gideonsz Verburgh 40 A Brack, jacht Capt. Pieter van Zalingen 18 A Engel Capt. Maerten Schaeff 26 A Omlandia Capt. Jacob Troncquois, 30 Capt. Boetius Schaeff A Middelburg Capt. Jeroen Adelaer 26 Z Zeeuwsche Leeuw Capt. Cornelis Evertsen de Oude 27 Z Westcappel Capt. Cornelis Evertsen de Jonge 28 Z Amsterdam Capt. Adriaen Kempen 32 Z galias Middelburg Capt. Claes Jansen Sanger 26 Z galias Sandenburgh Capt. Pieter Gorcum 24 Z Wapen van Zeeland Capt. Joris Willemsz Blocq 34 Z Hasewint Capt. Jacob Verhelle 28 Z Jager, jacht Capt. Adriaen Jansen Gloeijenden Oven 14 N Hoorn Capt. Pieter Aldertsz 32 N Prins Maurits Capt. Cornelis Taenman 28 N Wapen van Monnikendam Capt. Arent Dircksen 24 N Casteel van Medemblick Capt. Gabriel Theunissen 26 N Wapen van Alkmaar Capt. Gerrit Nobel 24 N Sampson Capt. Willem Ham 26We don't have a source that shows how the ships of the Admiralty of Friesland were divided between convoyers, cruiser, and ships of the Extraordinary Equipage. We can pretty easily guess the ships in the latter category, but not the first two.
Sunday, June 05, 2011
The forty convoyers of 1648
After the peace treaty in 1648 that ended both the Thirty Years War and the Dutch war of independence, funding was voted to provide for forty ship, which were characterized as convoyers. I have not seen the original list of ships. All I have are several competing lists from late 1652. One of those lists, dated 28 November 1652 shows the ships as follows: