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'Prins Friso'

 

 

History

 

The ship of the line 'Prins Friso' carried 50 guns. Length 144 foot, breadth 42 foot, depth in hold 14,5 foot (all amsterdamse voet). The ship was build from 1728 to 1730 on the Admirality shipyard in Harlingen.
The construction was pre-aproved by the Admirality of Amsterdam, due to the wish to consult the English shipwright Thomas Davis regarding construction. The wood needed was bought and fabricated in Amsterdam
and then transported to Friesland.

 

 

Characteristics

 

Dutch Republic
Operator    Admiralty of Friesland
Launched     1730
How acquired    Purpose Build
Shipyard     Harlingen Navy Yard
Constructor    Thomas Davis
Category     Fourth Rate
Rate      Fourth Charter (Dutch rating)
Ship Type   Ship of the Line
Guns 50

 

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Note. Ship was already mentioned on this forum, but never in details. 

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Prins Friso

 

Dutch Republic

Operator    Admiralty of Friesland

Launched     1730

How acquired    Purpose Build

Shipyard     Harlingen Navy Yard

Constructor    Thomas Davis

Category     Fourth Rate

Rate      Fourth Charter (Dutch rating)

Ship Type   Ship of the Line

(threedecks)

 

 

Friso.JPG

 

The ship of the line 'Prins Friso' carried 50 guns. Length 144 foot, breadth 42 foot, depth in hold 14,5 foot (all amsterdamse voet). The ship was build from 1728 to 1730 on the Admirality shipyard in Harlingen.

The construction was pre-aproved by the Admirality of Amsterdam, due to the wish to consult the English shipwright Thomas Davis regarding construction. The wood needed was bought and fabricated in Amsterdam

and then transported to Friesland.

 

Little is known about the actual carreer, except that she was commanded by Lieuwe Hendrikcksz. Prigge in 1744-1746. The ship was part of an auxiliary squadron in the combined Anglo-Dutch fleet (1744 is the middle of the War of Austrian succesion). She was recorded to be in England somewhere in 1744 and back home somewhere in 1745. In 1756 the ship was sold by auction.

 

If you can find more, be my quest. This is just some generic information.

History

 

Dutch republic ship of the line. Was involved in Battle of Texel.

 

Battle of Texel was roughly 60 years before her build. Or 40 when talking about the other Battle of Texel.

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Prins Friso

 

  Dutch Republic Operator Admiralty of Friesland Launched 1730 M01 Home Port   M01 How acquired Purpose built M01 Shipyard Harlingen Navy Yard M01 Constructor Thomas Davis M01 Category Fourth Rate M01 National Rate Fourth Charter Ship Type Ship of the Line

 

(threedecks)

 

 

Friso.JPG

 

The ship of the line 'Prins Friso' carried 50 guns. Length 144 foot, breadth 42 foot, depth in hold 14,5 foot (all amsterdamse voet). The ship was build from 1728 to 1730 on the Admirality shipyard in Harlingen.

The construction was pre-aproved by the Admirality of Amsterdam, due to the wish to consult the English shipwright Thomas Davis regarding construction. The wood needed was bought and fabricated in Amsterdam

and then transported to Friesland.

 

Little is known about the actual carreer, except that she was commanded by Lieuwe Hendrikcksz. Prigge in 1744-1746. The ship was part of an auxiliary squadron in the combined Anglo-Dutch fleet (1744 is the middle of the War of Austrian succesion). She was recorded to be in England somewhere in 1744 and back home somewhere in 1745. In 1756 the ship was sold by auction.

 

If you can find more, be my quest. This is just some generic information.

Thank you for this information. I also found that this ship took part in Battle of Texel and was capped by Maure. Read this:

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Texel_(1694)

 

Also, it would be nice to find it's armament size. It says it carried 58 guns during the battle and was a Flagship. It could mean 4 more guns were added on topdeck per side. 

 

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Battle of Dogger Bank (1696)

  • Maure, frigate, 54 cannons, flagship of captain Jean Bart: 15 killed, 16 wounded. Need more info on French ship. (This is very interesting frigate with some nice battle history). Worth researching.
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Thank you for this information. I also found that this ship took part in Battle of Texel and was capped by Maure. Read this:

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Texel_(1694)

 

Also, it would be nice to find it's armament size. It says it carried 58 guns during the battle and was a Flagship. It could mean 4 more guns were added on topdeck per side. 

 

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Battle of Dogger Bank (1696)

  • Maure, frigate, 54 cannons, flagship of captain Jean Bart: 15 killed, 16 wounded. Need more info on French ship. (This is very interesting frigate with some nice battle history). Worth researching.

 

The Prins Friso you are referring to is the 1693 one.

which would be captured and renamed to: 'Le Prince de Frise'

 

And the plans clearly belong to a ship post-1700/1710, since the stern imagery is gone. Not to mention the flattering of the sheer.

In the painting you have provided (of the Battle of Texel in 1694) you can see the Prins Friso with stern imagery.

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Malachi please help us find info regarding this French Frigate :) 54 guns for 1696 Frigate is interesting. I have a feeling it's a 2 decker mini lineship. 

 

Battle of Dogger Bank (1696)

  • Maure, frigate, 54 cannons, flagship of captain Jean Bart: 15 killed, 16 wounded. Need more info on French ship. (This is very interesting frigate with some nice battle history). Worth researching.

 

 

 

Battle of the Lizard

 

http://3decks.pbworks.com/w/page/913092/Battle%20of%20the%20Lizard

 

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Name mentioned here, but could be a British ship:

 

https://books.google.com/books?id=Y35nAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA513&lpg=PA513&dq=Maure+54+ship&source=bl&ots=YBqHDaRBAw&sig=nJow7WnKtcCg3obLjWAqRxj58zs&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjjnMzsqcvNAhUGoD4KHRMhD5cQ6AEIOjAE#v=onepage&q=Maure%2054%20ship&f=false

 

Disaster of the Portugal Convoy 

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With +50 guns, Le Maure would have been a Vaisseau de 3e rang, not a frégate ;)

 

Designed by Blaise Pangalo, launched 1688 at Toulon, stationed at Dunkirk in 1696.

Dimensions 41,3 x 11,7 x 4,9 x 5,8

Armament 22 18-pounders, 22 12-pounders, 6 6-pounders, crew 300.

Described as a 'bon volier'.

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With +50 guns, Le Maure would have been a Vaisseau de 3e rang, not a frégate ;)

 

Designed by Blaise Pangalo, launched 1688 at Toulon, stationed at Dunkirk in 1696.

Dimensions 41,3 x 11,7 x 4,9 x 5,8

Armarment 22 18-pounders, 22 12-pounders, 6 6-pounders, crew 300.

Described as a 'bon volier'.

Thanks. Do you think her plans survived? btw, someone fix wiki :)

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Don´t think so. But  SoLs aren´t really my forte.

 

I guess she would have been pretty similiar in appearance to Le Trident (1695) by F. Coulomb, although this ship had a heavier battery (24*24-pounder/24*12-pounders/10 6-pounders)

 

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