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 IndiamanBuilt: VOC yard Amsterdam 1731Owner: VOC chamber AmsterdamTonnage: 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 DAS 3233.4.