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MaSS

stepping stones of maritime history

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History

In use from 1720 until 9  October 1725.

Wrecked near Plymouth (UK) on her third voyage to the East.

Description

Type: Dutch East Indiaman
Yard: Delfshaven, 1720
VOC chamber Delft

Length: 145 ft
Tonnage:  800, 400 last
Complement: 200

Master: Jacob Thoorn

Status

1725 wreck of Dutch East Indiaman which stranded off Cattewater while outward bound from the Texel to Jakarta with gold coins; a wooden sailing vessel built in 1720. The site of the discovery of cannons, cannon balls and other objects at Ramscliff Point has been suggested as the remains of the Astrea, although no coherent wreck structure was discovered at this site.

References

East Indiaman

Roman structures

WW II