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Postby aukepalmhof » Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:22 pm

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Built as a wooden warship by Wallhalbinsel in Lübeck.
1565 laid down.
March 1566 launched as ADLER VON LÜBECK.
Displacement 2,000/3,000 ton, dim. 78.30 x 14.50 x 5.30m.
Sail area 1,793.53 m³.
Crew 350 and 650 mariners.
Armament: Bronze guns 8 – 48pdr, 6 – 24pdr, 26 – 10pdr, 4 – 5 pdr and 8 – 3 pdr, guns.
Iron guns, 10 – 6pdr, 40 x 1½pdr. and 36 – varying caliber.
1567 commissioned.

ADLER VON LÜBECK(German for Eagle of Lübeck), also called Der Große Adler or Lübscher Adler, was a 16th-century warship of the Hanseatic city of Lübeck, Germany. ADLER VON LÜBECK was one of the largest ships in the world at her time, being 78.30 m long overall and displacing 2–3,000 tons.
The war galleon was built by Lübeck during the Northern Seven Years' War to escort her convoy of merchant ships in the Baltic and North Sea. However, ADLER VON LÜBECK was never put into action, since Lübeck had already entered peace negotiations with Sweden at the time of the ship's completion. After the Treaty of Stettin (1570), Großer Adler was converted into a freighter for trade with the Iberian Peninsula.
The ship was dismantled in 1588 after twenty years of service.

• The Lübeck chronicler Peter van der Horst - relying on the building contract of the ship - gave the following dimensions of ADLER VON LÜBECK:
• Length of head knee: 10.45 m (18 ells)
• Length of keel: 36 m (62 ells)
• Length from stern post to stern post: 49 m (85 ells)
• Length from head knee to stern gallery: 64 m (111 ells)
• Length overall: 78.30 m (256.9 ft)
• Clear beam inboards: 13.84 m (24 ells)
• Beam inboards: 13.84 m (48 ft)
• Beam: 14.50 m
• Height overall: 62.15 m
The gun arrangements of the ship have been preserved in the artillery manual of the artillery master Hans Frese.
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