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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: Yard: Hoorn, 1772
Owner: VOC chamber West Friesland

People on board116
Tonnage850 ton (425 last)


Supposedly found near Scilly isles in the UK.


  • Scheepboek Abbekerk 1774 ARA VOC 14497.
  • Bruijn et al. (eds).
    DAS 7139.2.

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