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Southern Netherlands

Extant from : 1556 until 1794

There are a total of 234 Dutch ships and 301 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 (202 ships)
  • State Navy (1 ship)

Vessels by Category (Total vessels 234)

  • 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)
  • Merchant (15 vessels)
  • Hired Vessel (0 vessels)
  • Privateer (199 vessels)
  • Other Vessels (20 vessels)
  • Shore Establishment (0 vessels)

Personnel by Role ( All personnel 300)

  • Naval Sailor (256 people)
  • Designer (0 people)
  • Ship Owner (11 people)
  • Privateer (206 people)
  • Pirate (2 people)
  • Ship Builder (1 person)
  • Other (1 person)
  • Administrator (2 people)
  • Marine (71 people)
  • Soldier (2 people)
  • Merchant Sailor (3 people)
  • Dockyard Staff (0 people)
  • Clergyman (0 people)
  • Medic (1 person)

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