Wapen van Rotterdam

Wapen van Rotterdam was a Dutch East India Company East Indiaman that was built in 1666 for the Rotterdam Chamber of the VOC, and was operated from 1667, twice travelling to the Indies,[1] until its capture by the English Royal Navy's frigate HMS Newcastle on 14 March 1674 in the Battle of Ronas Voe.[2]

 Dutch East India Company
NameWapen van Rotterdam
OwnerDutch East India Company
In service1667
Captured14 March 1674
FateCaptured in the Battle of Ronas Voe
NameHMS Arms of Rotterdam
OwnerRoyal Navy
In service1674
Out of service1703
FateBroken down in Chatham
General characteristics
Class and typeEast Indiaman (1666); unarmed hulk (1674)
Tons burthen1124
Length160 Amsterdam feet (45.30m)
Beam30 Amsterdam feet (10.76m)
Depth of hold18.5 Amsterdam feet (5.11m)
Sail planFull-rigged ship
Armament70 guns (1666); 0 (1675)

After its capture, it was renamed HMS Arms of Rotterdam (sometimes spelled Armes of Rotterdam) and was refitted as an unarmed hulk. In 1703 Arms of Rotterdam was broken down in Chatham.[3]


  1. ^ "De VOCsite : gegevens VOC-schip Wapen Van Rotterdam (1666)". www.vocsite.nl. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  2. ^ Bruce, R. Stuart (1914). Johnston, Alfred W.; Johnston, Amy (eds.). "Part III - Replies - Naval Engagement, Rønis Vo, Shetland" (PDF). Old-Lore Miscellany of Orkney Shetland Caithness and Sutherland. London: Viking Society for Northern Research. VII (Old-Lore Series Vol. VIII): 101–103 – via Viking Society Web Publications.
  3. ^ "British Third Rate ship of the line 'Arms of Rotterdam' (1674)". threedecks.org. Retrieved 10 March 2019.