Samson van Hoorn
Nominal Guns26W014
NationalityDutch Republic
OperatorAdmiralty of the Noorderkwartier
Home Port W014
How acquiredPurpose builtW014
CategoryFifth RateW014
Ship TypeShip W014
Sailing RigShip RiggedW014
BecomesBritish Fifth Rate ship 'Sampson' (1652) (22)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentW014
Burthen250Dutch Last 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentDWAS-1600
Length of Gundeck125' 0"Amsterdam Feet35.3875 (116′ 1″ Imperial)
Breadth31' 0"Amsterdam Feet8.7761 (28′ 9″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold13' 0"Amsterdam Feet3.6803 (12′ 0″ Imperial)


1631Broadside Weight = 134.5 Dutch pound (146.4705 lbs 66.4566 kg)DWAS-1600
Gun Deck2 Dutch 20-Pounder
Gun Deck8 Dutch 12-Pounder
Gun Deck8 Dutch 9-Pounder
Gun Deck6 Dutch 8-Pounder
Gun Deck2 Dutch 5-Pounder
Gun Deck6 SteenStukken

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
163112595 sailors, 30 soldiersDWAS-1600
164295 W014
165280 W014

3 Ship Commanders

1628 - 1633Kapitein Allert Janszoon TamessenDWAS-16001642 - 1645Kapitein Floris Corneliszoon SchellinghoutW0141652 - 12.7.1652Kapitein Willem Claesszoon HamW014

Service History

19.5.1652Battle of Dover
12.7.1652Action of 1652-07-12
12.7.1652Taken by the British In the North Seas by Blake's fleetB117


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