direct to content

MaSS

stepping stones of maritime history

History

The Rijksdorp was a retourschip made by the Dutch East India Trading Company in 1713. She was lost on a reef in the Gulf of Bone in 1734. On her last voyage she was accompanied by another ship called the Stad Leiden. They both carried clove with a total weight of 407.034 lb.(184.627 kg). A total of 179.008 lb. of clove was lost when the Rijksdorp sank. All of its crew members were saved.

Description

Chamber: Amsterdam.

Yard: Amsterdam.

Length: 145 foot.

Crew: 175-280.

Tonnage: 792.

East Indiaman

Roman structures