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,
|Master||Velsen van, Cornelis|
|Length||112 feet (34.1 m)|
|Width||28 feet (8.5 m)|
|Draft||11 feet (3.4 m)|
- Historien Onses Tyds, Tweede Vervolg Van Saken Van Staat En Oorlog.
Slag bij Nieuwpoort (Battle opf the Gabbard).
- Bender J. (2014).
Dutch warships in the age of sail (1600-1714).