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On May 21, 1758, the Akerendam, loaded with tea and other cargo, sunk on her home bound voyage, probably near the Cape of Good Hope as a result of leakage.


The crew has been rescued and transferred to the other ships of the return fleet but the cargo has been lost.

Earlier the Akerendam had accompanied another ship, the Lady Petronella Maria, in a storm near Cape  Aguilhas (Struis baai) for almost 14 days. 


Named after an estate in Holland near Beverwijk.

Built: 1743   VOC yard Amsterdam
Chamber of Amsterdam

Length: 150 voet
Tonnage: 1150 , 575 last 

Master: Adriaan de Graaf
Complement: 300-367


DAS nr. 7505.5

East Indiaman

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