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Hans Hellinger
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The English author used a lot of sources but the most important and credible source for this data up above is this guy:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Martin_Lappenberg

…who was the 19th Century chief archivist and chronicler for Hamburg and a Hamburg senator. He was the author of the Hamburgische Chroniken in nieders√§chsischer Sprache “Hamburg Chronicle in Low German”. He also published the Bremen chronicle. These are available online but in Low German. I painstakingly translated some stuff from the naval battles in 1401 which included the fact that Hamburg captured a 12 cubit long ‘feldschlange’ cannon from the Mad Dog. We estimate this to be about 19 feet which is huge.