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stepping stones of maritime history

History

Alblasserdam was built and used by the VOC chamber of Amsterdam in a yard in Delft in 1725. She made two successful voyages to the Dutch East Indies and back to the Netherlands, and on her third voyage, on her way from Batavia to China, she sank near the Chinese coast in 1735.

Description

Type: Dutch East Indiaman

Built: 1725

Chamber: Amsterdam

Yard: Delft

Tonnage: 600

Captain on final voyage: Michel Vonk

A replica of the VOC ship Amsterdam, the original was built in 1748

East Indiaman

Roman structures