Nominal Guns54W006
NationalityDutch Republic
OperatorAdmiralty of Amsterdam
Home Port W006
How acquiredPurpose builtW006
CategoryFourth RateW006
Ship TypeShip of the Line W006
Sailing RigShip RiggedW006
BecomesFrench Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Le Defenseur' (1677) (54)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentDWAS-1600
Length of Gundeck141' 8 ¾"Amsterdam Feet39.9364 (131′ 0″ Imperial)
Breadth40' 0"Amsterdam Feet11.324 (37′ 1″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold14' 0"Amsterdam Feet3.9634 (13′ 0″ Imperial)


1666Broadside Weight = 340 Dutch pound (370.26 lbs 167.994 kg)W006
Lower Gun Deck24 Dutch 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck8 Dutch 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck16 Dutch 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle6 Dutch 4-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1666290 W006
1672208 W006
1674282 DWAS-1600

6 Commanding Officers

1666KapiteinWillem van der Zaan (1621-1669)DWAS-16001667KapiteinThomas TobiaszoonDWAS-16001672KapiteinJan Noirot (d.1676)DWAS-16001672 - 1673KapiteinDavid SweriusDWAS-16001674KapiteinPieter Thomaszoon de SitterDWAS-16001676 - 12.12.1677KapiteinJacob Binckes (1637-1677)DWAS-1600

Service History

1.6.1666Four Days Battle
25.7.1666St James Day Battle
28.5.1672Battle of Solebay
3.3.1676/771st Battle of Tobago
11.12.16772nd Battle of Tobago


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