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Calmer Sleutel Inventory

Inventory of the ship the Calmer Sleutel, old about 20 years, long over the bow 103 feet, wide 25 feet, its hold 11 feet, there above 6 feet, with a new pine hull. (Supplement #1 to The Swedish Colonial Society Journal, Spring 2015 issue, refer to Last Voyage of the Kalmar Nyckel, p. 12)

Inventory (not the original document in Dutch) taken in 1652 of the KN ordered by its owner (Roelofsen) before he hired it out to the Dutch.

Source: Kalmar Nyckel Foundation (Sam Heed and Jordi Noort)
  • The spars are all new
  • Its standing and running rigging mostly new
  • 2 main courses with a bonnet, more than half worn-out
  • 2 fore courses, one new and never attached to the spar, the other more than half worn-out, 2 bonnets
  • 2 main topsails, one never used, the other more than half worn-out
  • 1 fore topsail more than half worn-out
  • 1 new mizzen, used on one trip
  • 1 spritsail with a new top spritsail
  • 2 topgallants, more than half worn-out
  • 4 stunsails
  • 1 staysail
  • 1 sail for the shallop
  • 5 nice heavy lines of 13 to 13 ½ thumbs [inches] thick, mostly new
  • 1 end of guy rope
  • 3 anchor ropes, including one new
  • 2 horse lines
  • 3 buoy lines
  • 1 new hound
  • 2 new sturdy top ropes
  • 6 mooring lines
  • 4 heavy Anchors, very heavy
  • 1 heavy throwing anchor
  • 2 grappling hooks
  • 2 spar chains
  • 1 large fishhook
  • Iron braces over all the hatches, below and on deck, with its bolts to close the hatches, with its  tarpaulins
  • 5 Iron pump rods with her tools, more than usual
  • 10 Iron fids
  • 2 Iron hammers
  • 1 large Iron kettle to heat tar
  • 1 Iron pot to heat pitch
  • 4 Iron braces for the stunsails
  • a number of handcuffs with their locks for the malicious
  • about a thousand nails, large and small
  • 1 chain for a grappling hook to board a ship
  • 1 new capstan
  • 2 bells, one in the saloon and one on the helm
  • 12 crowbars for the pieces
  • 1 large boat with 24 new oars
  • 1 new shallop with its tools
  • 4 large booms for the stunsails
  • 16 windlass bars
  • 4 hooks
  • Cabins and bunks with the galley cost me 325 guilders for the cook’s and commissary/purser’s tools together 150 guilders for flags and burgees together, and compasses and hourglasses, with sounding lead, with 3 Lanterns on the stern, with 6 flat Lanterns, with 4 little lanterns together 200 guilders, 3 sounding lines
  • 60 lasts of stone Ballast cost me 200 guilders
  • 20 firm pieces with two stone pieces with all accessories
  • 4…8-pounders, weighing.. 8,600 p
  • 6…6-pounders, weighing.. 11,400 p
  • 4…4-pounders, weighing.. 6,280 p
  • 2…3-pounders weighing.. 1,845 p,  together   28,125.
  • 4 metal pieces, 2 shooting 4 pounds, 2 shooting 3 pounds weighing together 1,600 p
  • 500 round shots
  • 64 bolts
  • 12 chain shot
  • 12 bar shot
  • 36 lanterns
  • 1 ½ schippond [one “ship’s pound” = 300 pounds] iron canister shot
  • 12 pot grenades
  • 6 star shells
  • 400 musket bullets
  • 1 schippond fuses
  • 150 p sheet-lead
  • some lead patches
  • a new barrel
  • 7 leather buckets
  • 1 bruised canister
  • 1 leather pouch
  • 1,800 p gunpowder
  • 25 p fine gunpowder
  • 16 muskets with their bandoleers
  • 8 pistols
  • 38 pikes
  • 14 swords with their belts
  • 12 poleaxes
  • 1 long roer [17th-century Dutch extended firearm]
  • 1 1/2 tonnes of pitch
  • 1 1/2 tonnes of tar
  • for 90 guilders of lines, houselines, marlins, lorlins, sail twine
  • for 50 guilders of gunner’s tools
  • another 70 guilders for planks both pine as oak wood and was signed Cornelis Roelofsen

Anno 1652, 22 April, we, the undersigned, have examined the aforegoing inventory and know the ship well so we have valued the same for the sum of fifteen thousand seven hundred guilders all done in Amsterdam and was signed by Claess van Leeck – Theunis Marssen – Jacob Zael

Fl 15,700

After collation of the aforegoing with the originals it is found and accorded on this 20 September 1652 in Amsterdam by me,

certified

J Volkaertsz Oli
Not(ari)s Publ(i)

 

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