Witte Lam

Nominal Guns28W014
NationalityDutch Republic
OperatorVOC Amsterdam
CategoryHired VesselW014
Ship TypeShip W014
Sailing RigShip RiggedW014
Returned to Owners12.1652W014


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentW014
Length of Gundeck127' 0"Amsterdam Feet35.9537 (117′ 11″ Imperial)
Breadth27' 2 ¾"Amsterdam Feet7.663 (25′ 1″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold12' 5 ½"Amsterdam Feet3.4101 (11′ 2″ Imperial)
Height Between Decks6' 5 ½"Amsterdam Feet1.7115 (5′ 7″ Imperial)


8.11.1652Broadside Weight = 125 Dutch pound (136.125 lbs 61.7625 kg)W014
Gun Deck4 Dutch 12-pounder (Brass)
Gun Deck8 Dutch 12-Pounder
Gun Deck8 Dutch 8-Pounder
Gun Deck6 Dutch 6-Pounder
Gun Deck2 Dutch 3-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
8.11.165296 W014

1 Ship Commander

1652Kapitein Cornelis van HoutenW014

1 Commissioned Officer

1652Luitenant Jan Janszoon van de RidderstraetW014

Service History

19.5.1652Battle of Dover
28.9.1652Battle of Kentish Knock


W014Anglo-Dutch Wars BLOGJames Bender, Web Site

Previous comments on this page

Posted by N.Peters on Sunday 28th of March 2021 13:44

Dear all.
I am looking for a list of crew of this ship
on this ship there was a apprentice with teh name Niels Juel, Danish seaman. Can you help me?

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