Modern Times, As Seen Through Ship Design, Part 3.
It was the Year Of Our Lord 1626, and King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden was fighting wars across the Baltic, and needed a new warship. Since he was rich and powerful, his thoughts immediately ran to something that would express this. So he brought in some Dutch shipbuilders, and when a Dutchman is a good tradesman, they are the best. Both conscientious and hard working.