Ship Name

Half Moon (1609)

Type

bark (3 mast)

Origins/Provenance

Dutch (Amsterdam)

Era

Europe's Reconnaissance (1351-1640)

Year Launched

1607

Home Waters

Atlantic

Function

Scientific/Exploratory

Displacement (tons)

80

Length (feet)

65

Beam (feet)

17

Draft (feet)

8

Primary Propulsion

Wind/Sail

Propulsion Specifications

3-mast/mizzen lateen

Hull

wooden

Crew

18

Historical Note

The ship Henry Hudson sailed in exploring and claiming what became New York for the Dutch in 1609. A full-sacle replica now sails around the northeast.

Related Images

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Full-scale repic of the 1609 ship Henry Hudson sailed during his explorations of the American east coast, New York Harbor and the Hudson River in 1609.
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Related People

Hudson, Henry

Related Locations

New York City

Related Source

Charting the Sea of Darkness: The Four Voyages of Henry Hudson (1993)

Record ID: 27