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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

New in MaSS

Wrecks of Flevoland

Burgzand Noord

Dutch Presence in Cuba

World War II