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On May 21, 1758, the Akerendam, loaded with tea and other cargo, sunk on her home bound voyage, probably near the Cape of Good Hope as a result of leakage.


The crew was rescued and transferred to other ships of the return fleet, but the cargo was lost.

Earlier the Akerendam had accompanied another ship, the Lady Petronella Maria, in a storm near Cape Aguilhas (Struis baai) for almost 14 days.


Akerendam is the name of an estate in Holland near Beverwijk.

Built: 1743 VOC yard Amsterdam
Chamber of Amsterdam
Length: 150 voet
Tonnage: 1150 , 575 last 
Master: Adriaan de Graaf
Complement: 300-367


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