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Zion: Huguenot Ship to the Cape

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Zion

  • Construction: Built in 1686 for the Chamber of Delft at the VOC ship yard in Delftshaven.
  • Term: In use by the VOC from 1686 until 1709 when it was sold.
  • Length: 141 feet
  • Breadth: 35 feet
  • Depth: 15 feet
  • Loading capacity: 740 tons
  • Crew: 200-250 men
  • Flag: Chamber of Delft
  • Voyage: Departed from Goeree on 4 January 1689 and arrived at the Cape of Good Hope on 6 May 1689.
  • Captain: Simon van den Berg

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