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stepping stones of maritime history

History

The wreck is located on the Buiten Ratel sandbank, at a minimal depth of 6.5 meters. Parts of the wreck rise up to 1.5 meters from the sea bottom. Items found in the wreck are similar to those found in the wrecks of several eighteenth century VOC ships. It should be noted that no items marked with the VOC's monogram were found, which is usually the case in other wrecks. The utensils date from the first half of the eighteenth century. A pocket watch, found in the wreck, was almost certainly presented for calibration in Amsterdam between December 1740 and December 1741. As it is still in very good shape, the ship probably sank shortly after that.

Description

Status

Wreck is mostly dismantled and in poor condition. In 2014, it was largely covered in sand.

References

Down on 4 August

New in MaSS

Wrecks of Flevoland

Burgzand Noord

Dutch Presence in Cuba