Prinses Louise -> 1673 Louise

Nominal Guns40W006
NationalityDutch Republic
OperatorAdmiralty of the Maze
First Commissioned1646W006
Home Port 
How acquiredPurpose builtW006
ShipyardRotterdam - Holland W006
CategoryFourth RateW006
Ship TypeShip W006
Sailing RigShip RiggedW006
Last Mentioned1674W006


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentW006
Length of Gundeck110' 0"Rotterdam feet34.529 (113′ 3″ Imperial)
Breadth26' 5"Rotterdam feet8.1832 (26′ 10″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold11' 5"Rotterdam feet3.5837 (11′ 9″ Imperial)


1654Broadside Weight = 214 Dutch pound (233.046 lbs 105.7374 kg)W006
Gun Deck2 Dutch 24-Pounder
Gun Deck30 Dutch 12-Pounder
Gun Deck4 Dutch 5-Pounder

1666Broadside Weight = 176 Dutch pound (191.664 lbs 86.9616 kg)W006
Gun Deck24 Dutch 12-Pounder
Gun Deck6 Dutch 8-Pounder
Gun Deck4 Dutch 4-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1664175 DWAS-1600
1666200 W006

2 Flag Officers

3.1650/51 - 6.7.1651Lieutenant-admiraalMaarten Harpertszoon Tromp (1598-1653)DWAS-16001652Vice-admiraalWitte Corneliszoon de With (1599-1658)DWAS-1600

Service History

28.9.1652Battle of Kentish Knock
18.2.1652/53Battle of Portland
29.10.1658Battle of Sound
1.6.1666Four Days Battle
25.7.1666St James Day Battle
1673Renamed LouiseDWAS-1600
1673Refitted as a Unrated Fireship DWAS-1600


W006Sailing WarshipsTeemuWeb Site
DWAS-1600Dutch Warships in the Age of Sail 1600 - 1714James BenderBook
W011Kentish knockJim BenderWeb Site

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Niek van Diepen on Tuesday 9th of February 2016 12:33

This ship strangely appears as being launched in 1674. Also, the Dutch word for Captain is Kapitein with an extra i.

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