Good Ship DORDRECHT of the Maze
|Port-side Dordrecht - Admiralty of the Maze|
This is my finished model of the good ship Dordrecht, a stalwart naval fighting platform of the United Provinces (Dutch) republican fleet during the Anglo-Dutch Wars of the mid-seventeenth century. She is from the superb range of 1/1200 scale vessels designed and produced by Rod Langton of Langton Miniatures fame (where else) and included his optional brass etched sails.
My rendition is for the Dordrecht during the second Anglo-Dutch Wars and is taken from the lists provided in Fox's Four Days Battle of 1666 but for the life I me I cannot recall from which battles returns the statistics refer. In any event, imagine my Dordrecht carrying 46 guns, 161 sailors and 25 soldiers and captained by the fighting seaman of Maze, Philips van Almonde.