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stepping stones of maritime history


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

MasterJakob van Duinen
Length130 Amsterdam feet (36.8 m)
Tonnage650 ton (325 last)


The Boot was en route from Batavia to Texel.

She ran aground on Prawle pt. Devon, UK.


Down on 13 July

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