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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.

Description

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

Status

The Boot  was en route from Batavia to Texel.

She ran aground on Prawle pt. Devon, UK.

References

Sunken Treasures

DEIC

World War II