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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 10 November 1653.

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: Jan Hartmans
Armament: 32


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