Book review Book Review: "DUTCH WARSHIPS in the Age of Sail 1600 - 1714" by James Bender

Uwek

Administrator
Staff member
Administrator
Joined
Dec 25, 2017
Messages
17,203
Points
938

Location
Vienna, Austria
Book Review:
Dutch Warships in the Age of Sail 1600 - 1714
Designs, Construction, Careers & Fates

by James Bender
Introduction by J.D. Davies

IMG_46441.jpg IMG_46451.jpg IMG_46461.jpg

  • Gebundene Ausgabe: 320 Seiten
  • Verlag: Pen & Sword Books Ltd (30. September 2014)
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ISBN-10: 1848321570
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848321571
  • Größe und/oder Gewicht: 26 x 1,9 x 30,5 cm

IMG_46471.jpg

SYNOPSIS:

For most of the seventeenth century the Netherlands constituted the most important maritime power in the world, with by far the largest merchant fleet and dominance in seaborne trade, feared and envied by other countries. Born out of an 80-year struggle against Spain for independence, the Dutch republic relied on naval power to guarantee its freedom, promote its trade, and defend its overseas colonies. The Dutch navy was crucial to its survival and success, yet the ships that made up its fleets are among the least studied and most poorly documented of any in the age of sail. This history is the first definitive listing of all Dutch fighting ships.


IMG_46481.jpg IMG_46491.jpg

CONTENTS:

Preface
Acknowledgements
Structure of the book
Key to abbreviations
Glossary
Sources and bibliography
INTRODUCTION by J D Davies
DUTCH FLEET LISTS
SHIPS LISTED BY PERIOD AND ADMIRALITY
Ships acquired prior to 1600
Admiralty of Rotterdam or the Maze
Admiralty of Amsterdam
Admiralty of Zeeland
Admiralty of Friesland
Ships acquired 1600-1625
Admiralty of Rotterdam or the Maze
Rotterdam Chamber of the East India Company
Admiralty of Amsterdam
Amsterdam Chamber of the East India Company
Admiralty of Noorderkwartier
Admiralty of Zeeland
Middelburg Chamber of the East India Company
Ships acquired 1626-1648
Admiralty of Rotterdam or the Maze
Admiralty of Amsterdam
Old Directors of Amsterdam
New Directors of Amsterdam
Admiralty of Noorderkwartier
Directors of Enkhuizen
Directors of Hoorn
Directors of Medemblik
Admiralty of Zeeland
West Indies Company
Admiralty of Friesland
Directors of Harlingen
Ships hired by Louis de Geer 1644-1645
Ships acquired 1649-1660
Admiralty of Rotterdam or the Maze
Directors of Rotterdam
Admiralty of Amsterdam
Directors of Amsterdam
Admiralty of Noorderkwartier
Directors of Edam
Directors of Enkhuizen
Directors of Hoorn
Directors of Medemblik
Directors of Monnikendam
Amsterdam Chamber of the East India Company
Hoorn Chamber of the East India Company
Admiralty of Zeeland
Directors of Middelburg
Directors of Veere
Directors of Vlissingen
Directors of Zierikzee
Admiralty of Friesland
Directors of Harlingen
Ships acquired 1661-1678
Admiralty of Rotterdam or the Maze
Admiralty of Amsterdam
Delft Chamber of the East India Company
Rotterdam Chamber of the East India Company
Amsterdam Chamber of the East India Company
Enkhuizen Chamber of the East India Company
Hoorn Chamber of the East India Company
Middelburgh Chamber of the East India Company
Admiralty of Noorderkwartier
Admiralty of Zeeland
Admiralty of Friesland
Ships acquired 1679-1714
Admiralty of the Maze
Admiralty of Amsterdam
Admiralty of Noorderkwartier
Admiralty of Zeeland
Admiralty of Friesland
Unknown Provenance
APPENDIX: Gun Inventories with Weights
Index


IMG_46511.jpg IMG_46521.jpg

IMG_46531.jpg IMG_46541.jpg

Comment:

You can be very happy with this book, but also very disappointed. The subject is very complex (see the content list with all the different Admiralities) and not much information in preliminary sources are available. Definitely there is NO "Design" and "Construction" included in the book content - this part of the books-title was only copied from the other copies about english or french ships in the same series.......
To see the different opinion, please read the comments and reviews listed at amazon
https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/1848321570/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


IMG_46551.jpg IMG_46561.jpg

IMG_46571.jpg IMG_46581.jpg

IMG_46591.jpg IMG_46601.jpg

IMG_46611.jpg IMG_46621.jpg

IMG_46631.jpg

Many Thanks for your interest .....
 
Top