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Historical Description

Gouden Buis was built by the VOC chamber of Amsterdam in a yard in Amsterdam in 1640. She departed the Netherlands for the Dutch East Indies in 1640, and arrived in Batavia in 1641. It is possible that Gouden Buis was intended to stay in the Indies and make short trips within Asian waters, since she was a fluyt, and as such, much smaller than the larger Dutch East Indiamen. Later in 1641, however, Gouden Buis sank off the coast of Vietnam.


Type: Fluyt

Built: 1640

Yard: Amsterdam

Chamber: Amsterdam

Captain: Gerrit Vinkenburg

Sailors: 44

Soldiers: 15

A depiction of a fluyt from 1677.

East Indiaman

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