Model (scale 1:72). In the 17th century the Dutch Navy posesed few three-decked warships. The two-decked man-of-war, represented by the model, was preferred probably because this size of vesel was more suitable for operations in the shallow waters off the coast of Holland. This model is made from contemporary drawings and prints. A Dutch warship of this type could carry 65 guns and would be approximately 120 ft long with a beam of 42 ft.
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