The Drie Handelaars was leased by the VOC from Emanuel Fredrik Wirth, Amsterdam.
The Drie Handelaars was bound from Ceylon under charter from the VOC. The vessel was lost, however, when she dragged her anchors in a south easterly gale off of Muizenberg and was wrecked on the rocks. Sources are conflicted about whether the skipper was Kornelis de Vries or Jan Kleijn
Fortunately, no lives lost were lost during the incident.
|Master||Kornelis de Vries|
|People on board||33|
|Tonnage||502 ton (251 last)|
- Dutch-Asiatic Shipping.
Details of voyage 8246.1 from Batavia.
- Gegevens VOC-schip Drie Handelaars.
- Lesa la Grange, Martijn Manders, Briege Williams, John Gribble and Leon Derksen (2023).
Dutch Shipwrecks in South African Waters: A Brief History of Sites, Stores and Archives [Unpublished].
- SAHRA Database.