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stepping stones of maritime history


Type: ship-of-the-line
Built:  1659
Owner: Admiralty Amsterdam
Dimensions: 125 x 32 x ?
Complement: 180 (1665), 85 (1677)
Master: Jan Swart
Armament: 38


One of the sites (TRB-5) discovered during the Rockley Bay Research project is believed to be Huis te Kruiningen. Artifacts (clay pipes) and 8 heavy canons (caliber 18-24 p0unds) identify the site as a Dutch men-of-war. There are two possible candidates, Middelburg or Huis te Kruiningen.


  • Goslinga C. C. (1971). The Dutch in The Caribbean and on the Wild Coast: 1580 - 1680. Gainesville, Florida: University of Florida Press.
  • Jason Paterniti, Douglas Inglis, 2014, The Explorerers Club Flag, 117 Report, In Search of the Dutch Fleet of 1677 Tobago, West Indies (pdf).
  • Bender, J., 2014, Dutch warships in the age of sail. p. 205.

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