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After arrival of the second trip at Batavia, the Abbekerk sailed on to Canton in China. She arrives here in 1778. On her home bound voyage she arrives 26-5-1779 at Cape town. She leaves for Holland 26-6-1779 never to be seen again.


Built: 1772

Yard: Hoorn

VOC chamber West Friesland

Complement: 101 (last voyage)

Tonnage: 850 , 425 last


Supposedly found near Scilly isles in the UK.


  • Scheepboek Abbekerk 1774 ARA VOC 14497..

Down on 30 September

Burgzand Noord

Dutch Presence in Cuban Waters

New in MaSS

World War II