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Botland was built in the Netherlands by the Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie (VOC), the Dutch East India Company, in 1769, and made three successful voyages to the Dutch East Indies and back to the Netherlands. On 04-01-1783 the Botland was wrecked in the harbor of Colombo.


De Noord Nieuwland Cape town (anonymous).


Name: Botland

Type: Most likely a Dutch East Indiaman (spiegelretourschip) based on known specifications.

Built: 1752 for the Dutch East India company (VOC)

Chamber: Zeeland

Wharf: Middelburg

Length: 150 foot

Complement: 303-342

Tonnage: 1150 tons, 575 lasts

Captain on final voyage: Jakob Johnson

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