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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Aug 2017 9:24 p.m. PST

"The Wapen of Hamburg (I) from the year 1669 was a Hamburg convoy ship.
It was commissioned by the Hamburg Admiralty and the merchant team and had the task of accompanying Schiffskonvois to Hamburg's overseas trade partners and protecting them from hostile attacks or attacks by corsairs or pirates . After eleven convoys, the ship became a victim of a fire and exploded in the port of Cádiz in 1683. Admiral Berend Jacobsen Karpfanger , who remained on board until the very end , who enjoyed a heroic status in Hamburg by successfully fighting pirates, was killed in this disaster.
After the fall of power in the Hanseatic League, Hamburg gained increasingly economic importance in the 16th century. In the middle of the 17th century, the Free City of Hamburg, along with London and Amsterdam, became one of the most important urban trading centers, now quite comparable to a global city , with trade relations extending from Greenland to Central and White Sea . The most important points were the Iberian Peninsula , England , the Netherlands , the North Sea (related to whaling) and Arkhangelsk . Determination of the Wapen of Hamburg was expansion of the trade areas as well as the fight against accidents by Muslim Corsics, which carried numerous Christian sailors into slavery and extorted high ransoms…"






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Andrew Preziosi Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2017 6:32 a.m. PST

She's a Beauty!

StarCruiser11 Aug 2017 7:31 a.m. PST

And fairly typical mid-17th century warship. Leopoldus Primus appears to be nearly identical, based on the engraving shown at that link.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2017 10:13 a.m. PST

Glad you like it boys!. (smile)


jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2017 2:20 p.m. PST

famous for catching the Frisian pirate Stortebecker.

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