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Vrijheid: Huguenot Ship to the Cape

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  • Francois du Toit, SV/PROG (c.1664 - 1734)
    The brothers Guillaume and Francois Dutoit of Lille, who reached the Cape in 1686, both probably on the Vrijheijt which anchored on June 23, were, however, clearly French speakers. Dutoits are known to...
  • Guillaume du Toit, SV/PROG 1 (aft.1626 - 1710)
    The brothers Guillaume and Francois Dutoit of Lille, who reached the Cape in 1686, both probably on the Vrijheijt which anchored on June 23, were, however, clearly French speakers. Dutoits are known to...

The Vrijheid arrived at the Cape of Good Hope on 23 June 1686

  • Ship’s type: Jacht
  • Construction: Built in 1666 for the Chamber of Amsterdam at the VOC ship yard in Amsterdam.
  • Term: In use by the VOC from 1666 until 17 July 1691 when it was sold in Batavia.
  • Length: 170 feet
  • Breadth: 39 feet
  • Loading capacity: 1210 tons
  • Crew: 240-300 men
  • Flag: Chamber of Zeeland

Voyage to the Cape:

  • Date of departure: 9 March 1686
  • Port of departure: Wielingen
  • Final destination: Batavia
  • Date of arrival in the Cape: 23 June 1686
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