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Gecroonde Liefde in 1653 Michiel De Ruyter used the ship as his temporary flagship. After that, the Gecroonde Liefde continued to serve in his squadron. The Gecroonde Liefde was one of the ships that was lost in the storm off the Texel on about 9 November 1653.

 we don't know the exact armament, but we are close: 4-18pdr, 2-12pdr, 20-8pdr and 9pdr, 8-6pdr, and 2-4pdr.

In April 1653, the crew was 145 men. That must have been a nominal number, because the number is too exact. The Gecroonde Liefde was very long and narrow and is similar to Straatsvaarders that were designed for speed for service in the Mediterranean Sea.


Type: ship of the line
Owner: Admiralty of Zeeland
Dimensions: 136ft x 29ft x ? x 6-1/2ft
Complement: 145
Master: Marcus Hartman
Armament: 32

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