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History

The Bethlehem stranded at the Flemish sandbanks off Oostende on 29-12-1741. The ship was bound for Ceylon. 250 people were on board of its last voyage.

Description

Type Dutch East Indiaman
Built: VOC yard Amsterdam 1731

Owner: VOC chamber Amsterdam

Tonnage: 850.

Length: 54 meter.

Master: IJsbrand Moens.

Example East Indiaman

Status

 It is quite possible that The Buitenratel Wreck is in fact the Bethlehem.

References

Burgzand Noord

Sunken Treasures

Quarantine

Dutch Presence in Cuban Waters

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