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Age of Sail Merchant Ships of the Dutch Republic - Zeewijk, Ridderschap Van Holland, Concordia, 't Wapen Van Hoorn, Vianen, Fortuyn, Rooswijk (Paperback) Loot Price: R261 Discovery Miles 2 610
Age of Sail Merchant Ships of the Dutch Republic - Zeewijk, Ridderschap Van Holland, Concordia, 't Wapen Van Hoorn,...
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Chapters: Zeewijk, Ridderschap Van Holland, Concordia, 't Wapen Van Hoorn, Vianen, Fortuyn, Rooswijk, Hollandia, Vergulde Draeck. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 32. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: The Zeewijk (or Zeewyk) was an 18th century East Indiaman of the Dutch East India Company that was shipwrecked at the Houtman Abrolhos, off the coast of Western Australia, on 9 June 1727. The survivors built a second ship, the Sloepie, enabling 82 out of the initial crew of 208 to reach their initial destination of Batavia on 30 April 1728. Since the 19th century many objects were found near the wreck site, which are now in the Western Australian Museum. The shipwreck itself was found in 1968. A 1700 map of the Indian OceanThe Zeewijk was built in 1725 with a tonnage of 140 lasten (275.8 t) and dimensions 145 feet long (41.0 m) by 36 feet wide (10.2 m). It carried 36 iron and bronze guns, and 6 swivel guns. A new ship of the Zeeland Chamber of the VOC, her maiden voyage was from Vlissingen (Netherlands) to Batavia (now Jakarta, Indonesia) departing in November 1726. Upon departure 208 seamen and soldiers were aboard, as well as a cargo of general building supplies and 315 836 guilders in 10 chests. Jan Steyns from Middelburg was the skipper, in his first command, replacing Jan Bogaard who was too sick to sail. The VOC required ships to utilise the Brouwer Route to cross from the Cape to Batavia, enjoying the prevailing westerlies by travelling eastwards until turning north. Turning north too late from a miscalculation in the longitude risked being wrecked on the coast or reefs of Australia. However, wishing to call into Western Australia, skipper Jan Steyns ignored The Company's directorate and protests from his steersman and headed ENE. In darkness at 7:30pm on 9 June 1727 the ship ...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=5931503

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Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2010
First published: September 2010
Editors: Books Llc
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Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 34
ISBN-13: 978-1-157-35719-3
Barcode: 9781157357193
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LSN: 1-157-35719-9

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