~ Wapen von Hamburg III~
The Wapen von Hamburg was a german built 2nd rate ship of the line during 17th century, it is the third ship to beaer the name, and the most powerful with 70 guns. In the years 1662 – 1667 the City of Hamburg lost altogether 13 trading vessels to pirates, and the shipping of the city was nearly disrupted. In 1667 the citizenry decided to build two strong warships as “convoy ships”. They were the Leopoldus Primus and the Wapen von Hamburg.
The Wapen von Hamburg was built in the Deichtor shipyard in Hamburg by a Dutch shipbuilding master. The ship took up service in 1669. The ship served as an escort vessel on voyages to Malaga, Cadiz, Lisbon and north till Spitsbergen. In October 1683, on a trip to Cadiz, suddenly a fire started in the forecastle and rapidly spread throughout the vessel. The fire eventually reached the gunpowder depot and caused a terrible explosion that destroyed the ship.
type: 2nd rate ship of the line
length overall: 76 blocks
beam: 19 blocks
rig height: 88 blocks
hull height: 19 blocks
keel length: 66 blocks
draught: 7 blocks
sail area: ~4000 m²
Project time: ~25h (plus 4 months downtime ^^)
built by: Desdruktiva
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