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History

The Gelderland was a frigate. The ship was purchased in 1651 as part of a fleet reinforcement program. 36 ships were purchased / built.

The Gelderland first served in the Mediterranean. Isaac Sweers was writer on board at the time and his journal has been preserved.

During the Battle of the Gabbard (12-13 June 1653) the Gelderland exploded. only 5 men survived the disaster,

Battle of the Gabbard

Description

Armament: 26

MasterVelsen van, Cornelis
Length112 feet (34.1 m)
Width28 feet (8.5 m)
Draft11 feet (3.4 m)

References

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