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Many ships have been wrecked at Prawle Point, the most recent being in December, 1992, when the ship Demetrios, formerly the Long Lin from China was being towed by a tug from Dunkirk to a Mediterranean scrapyard.


Type: hekboot
Built: Yard in Rotterdam, 1733
Owner: DEIC, chamber of Rotterdam

Length: 130 ft
Tonnage: 325 last (650 ton)

Complement:  150-175
Master: Jakob van Duinen


The Boot  was en route from Batavia to Texel.

She ran aground on Prawle pt. Devon, UK.


Down on 22 October

Burgzand Noord

Dutch Presence in Cuban Waters

World War II

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