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Probably a Dutch armed merchantman in the service of the Dutch West India Company (WIC), but could also be a private trader. Wood samples have been taken from the barrels. Wood identification on three barrels and 27 pieces of supportive wood revealed that all of the wood was cut in the northeast of South America.

Together with the findings of cacao between the barrels and the absence of WIC marks, it is assumed that the ship was probably a Dutch private charter that had just arrived from Suriname and adjacent regions. While the ship was waiting on the Texel roadstead it sunk.

Down on 01 October

Burgzand Noord

Dutch Presence in Cuban Waters

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World War II