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Wapen van Alkmaar: Huguenot Ship to the Cape

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Wapen van Alkmaar arrived at the Cape of Good Hope on 27 January 1689

  • Ship’s type: Pinas
  • Construction: Built in 1691 for the Chamber of Zeeland at the VOC ship yard in Middelburg.
  • Term: In use by the VOC from 1671 until 1690 when it was wrecked at the Shetland Islands.
  • Length: 160 feet
  • Breadth: 38,25 feet
  • Depth: 13 feet
  • Loading capacity: 892 tons
  • Crew: 260-300 men
  • Flag: Chamber of Amsterdam
  • Voyage: Departed from Texel on 27 July 1688 and arrived at the Cape of Good Hope on 27 January 1689.
  • Captain: Karel Goske

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