- Jan 9, 2020
And as I write the answer to Johan, I thought of something. On the 1595 expedition (the Second Voyage) the only ship without a name was the 20 last Jacht of Rotterdam. But ... they supply a reason for that: The ship was only to have been commissioned on a later date which was when it would officially receive its name. What if the two ships that Barentsz and Rijp used during the Third Expedition had not yet been commissioned - something which made sense if Amsterdam wanted to keep it low-keyed; pending the outcome of course. Then the ships would have been officially nameless ...