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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 ran ashore on the coast of Taiwan south of Liuqiu island (Gouden Leeuw eiland, Lameii). Parts of the cargo (pepper) and the the canons were salvaged.

The ship stranded on a for the salvagers easy to reach location.

Pieter v Doornik 1666-68

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


Built: Middelburg
Tonnage: 600, 300 last*
Armament: 28 guns
Master: Salters, Joost


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