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De Bruinvis was part of the first squadron sent out by the WIC to Africa. The Squadron consisted of the ship Dolfijn, yacht  Thonijn and yacht Bruinvis, all from Amsterdam, and a merchant ship De Zwarte Leeuw (Captain Philips van Zuylen). Their objectives : reconnaissance, trade and if possible take enemy ships.


Type:  yacht, warship
Built: Amsterdam
WIC chamber Amsterdam
Tonnage: 60 last
Complement: 24
Master: Cornelis Haringh (+ 1623), replaced by  Jochem Gijsens
Armament: 8 gotelingen (iron)


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