Southern Netherlands

Extant from : 1556 until 1794

There are a total of 255 Dutch ships and 297 Dutch people listed on this site


Alternate Names

  • 1556 Spanish Netherlands
  • 1714 Austrian Netherlands
  • 1790/01 United Belgian States
  • 1790/12 Austrian Netherlands

Capital Cities

  • 1556 - 1794 Brussels

National operators

  • State Navy (4 ships)
  • Private Owners (185 ships)
  • Compagnie d'Ostende (1 ship)

Ship count by Category

  • First Rate (0 ships)
  • Second Rate (0 ships)
  • Third Rate (0 ships)
  • Fourth Rate (0 ships)
  • Fifth Rate (0 ships)
  • Sixth Rate (0 ships)
  • Unrated (0 ships)
  • Merchantman (7 ships)
  • Hired Vessel (0 ships)
  • Privateer (197 ships)
  • Other Vessels (51 ships)
  • Letter-of-Marque (0 ships)

Personnel count by Role

  • Sailor (287 people)
  • Designer (0 people)
  • Ship Owner (8 people)
  • Privateer (181 people)
  • Pirate (3 people)
  • Ship Builder (1 person)
  • Other (2 people)
  • Administrator (4 people)
  • Marine (96 people)
  • Soldier (2 people)
  • Merchant Sailor (0 people)