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The Aemila was en route from Ternate to the Pescadores islands southwest of Taiwan. The captain made a navigation error. The ship anchored near Tankoya (Tafelberg) in too shallow water. During a storm the anchors broke and the ship was smashed to pieces. Parts of the cargo (pepper) was saved.

Pieter v Doornik 1666-68

Dutch East indiaman near Taiwan (Pieter van Doornik, ca. 1660).


Type: East Indiaman (spiegelretourschip)

Built: 1631 Middelburg

VOC chamber of Zeeland

Tonnage: 600, 300 last

Master: Lambert Jeroensen

Armament: 28 guns


Down on 19 October

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