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Dutch Warships in the Age of Sail, 1600-1714: Design, Construction, Careers, and Fates

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Just rec'd my copy of this book by James Bender.  This volume is  very similar to the four volume series British Warships in the" Age of Sail".


There are listings for all of the major Dutch warships of the period. There are pleny of Van de Velde drawings and paintings. Unfortunately there are only a couple of plans because the Dutch did not use plans in the way that the English did.


The book will make a fine addition to my bookshelf and the introductory price on Amazon is more than fair.


I had hoped for a little more information on Dutch rigging and fitting practices though. I don't have nearly the same quality of sources as I do for English ships.

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I'll check out this book. Furthermore, depending on what period of Dutch ships you build, I may be able to steer you in the right direction. I have a book and plans from A. Tasman, There is the new Dutch freighter of the 17th century book with 24 sets of plans for 14 ships, There are some other books in Dutch, I can translate for you.

Let me know.


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