The combined return fleet from Batavia to Holland sailed ('achterom') by Ireland and Norway because of the second English war. The English Chanel was blocked.
In the Bay of Bergen (Norway) the VOC fleet was attacked by an English squadron (12-8-1665). The attack was repulsed and the VOC fleet was escorted to Holland by admiral De Ruyter a few days later.
Not all ships made it home. After the departure from Bergen two ships were taken by the English. The Amstelland returned to Bergen on 16-09-1665. On 25-10-1665, the ship was wrecked east of Terschelling. It's cargo was salvaged.
Built: VOC yard Amsterdam
|Length||142 feet (43.3 m)|
|Width||33 feet (10.1 m)|
|Draft||15 feet (4.6 m)|
|Tonnage||700 ton (350 last)|