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stepping stones of maritime history

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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. 

Description

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

References

Sunken Treasures