The history of the De Zeven Provinciën
The De Zeven Provinciën was launched in 1665 in the Delfshaven shipyard near Rotterdam. She was a two-decker with 80 guns and was the flagship of the Dutch Admiral de Ruyter in the wars with England in 1665-1667 and 1672-1678.
In 1692 the ship was badly damaged in the battles of Barfleur and La Hogue against the French and was scrapped two years later.
The De Zeven Provinciën is a famous ship in the history of the Netherlands. More information can be found in an article about the De Zeven Provinciën on Wikipedia.
A replica was started at the Batavia shipyard in Lelystad , but has since been discontinued due to lack of funds.
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