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History

Historical Description

Loosdrecht was built by the VOC in Amsterdam, and made two successful voyages to the Dutch holdings in Asia and back to the Netherlands. Loosdrecht departed on her third outbound voyage in 1736, and on 19 February ran ashore on the Goodwin Sands, a sandbar on the coast of England, and was lost.

Description

Type: Unknown

Built: 1731

VOC Wharf: Amsterdam

VOC Chamber: Amsterdam

Tonnage: 850

Length: 145 ft

Captain on final voyage: Willem Vroom

Total on board at departure: 250

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

East Indiaman

Roman structures