Southern Netherlands

Extant from : 1556 until 1794

There are a total of 259 Dutch ships and 308 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

  • Compagnie d'Ostende (1 ship)
  • Private Owners (190 ships)
  • State Navy (5 ships)

Vessels by Category (Total vessels 259)

  • First Rate (0 vessels)
  • Second Rate (0 vessels)
  • Third Rate (0 vessels)
  • Fourth Rate (0 vessels)
  • Fifth Rate (0 vessels)
  • Sixth Rate (0 vessels)
  • Unrated (0 vessels)
  • Merchantman (8 vessels)
  • Hired Vessel (0 vessels)
  • Privateer (200 vessels)
  • Other Vessels (51 vessels)
  • Shore Establishment (0 vessels)

Personnel by Role ( All personnel 308)

  • Naval Sailor (292 people)
  • Designer (0 people)
  • Ship Owner (8 people)
  • Privateer (192 people)
  • Pirate (3 people)
  • Ship Builder (1 person)
  • Other (2 people)
  • Administrator (4 people)
  • Marine (96 people)
  • Soldier (2 people)
  • Merchant Sailor (2 people)
  • Dockyard Staff (0 people)