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On June 15 ‘news were received that the Boterbloem was lost in the bay of Tanette and that her crew, 21 men, by the king [of Makassar]’s people were detained there. The Dutch demanded that the king should immediately send to Tanette, not far from Makassar, orders that the crew should be freed. A couple of days later that was fulfilled; 2 young sailors, who had become moors [i.e., embraced Islam], did not return’ 


Type: galjoot
Yard: Amsterdam, 1653
VOC chamber of Amsterdam
Tonnage: 80 tons, 40 last
Complement: 21
Master: Pieter Berkhout
Armament: 2 iron canons


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