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stepping stones of maritime history


The Bennebroek was wrecked in Struys Baai, east of Cape Agulhas in South Africa.

She was on her way from Ceylon to Texel. Part of the cargo: gems and precious stones. 


Type: Dutch east indiaman
Built: yard in Amsterdam, 1708
VOC chamber of Zeeland
Length: 145 ft.
Tonnage: 800 tons, 400 last
Complement: 225-250


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