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I am not sure that the civilian ship stub tag is appropriate for what is specified as a warship. (RJP 21:38, 31 December 2006 (UTC))
A cromster is a Dutch ship? Never heard of it. It's not on the Dutch Wikipedia and there's nothing in Merriam-Webster. There is however a website cromster.com which is a porn site. 126.96.36.199 19:21, 25 February 2007 (UTC)
- The 'Cromster' is this article refers to is about a early small war ship (1550 - 1630 a.d.) with 2 decks and a flat bottom. The mainmast carried a square course and topsail, and had, in addition, a long sprit to which a fore-and-aft sail could be rigged. The mizzenmast was short and set only a lateen. The vessel could also fly a forestaysail and carried a (square rigged) spritsail below the bowsprit. For small craft, they carried a heavy armament: eight culverins, six demiculverins, and two sakers.
- The term 'Kromsteven' is however also a general term in dutch to describe round/curved bow and stern ships, including, but not limited to, the 'tjalk' and 'damschuit' for example. In addition, the term 'cromster' seems to have been used for 'smaller than galleon ship-rigged vessels' in the 18th century popular literature. when used in this fasion, the term closely resembles a post-ship class vessel 188.8.131.52 (talk) 01:52, 29 December 2011 (UTC)