zondag 23 september 2012

The finished Brederode

After months of work, i finally finished the model of the flagship Brederode.

She was launched in 1644 and served as a flagship in the first Anglo-Dutch war. Since this war didn't go very well for the Dutch, she took quite a beating in an number of battles, but managed to survive. 
She served as a flagship for the three most famous dutch admirals, Michiel de Ruiter, Maarten Tromp and Witte de With. Unfortunately, the last two admirals were also killed on her deck. 
She had her last battle fighting the Swedish in 1658 in the Battle of the Sound. This battle was won by the Dutch, but the ship got surrounded and boarded by the Swedish. She got so damaged and burned that she was deemed unsalvagable.

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