After her first trip the pinas Duif stayed in the East. Traveled between Batavia and India. The ship ran aground somewhere near Surat and was lost.
View on Surat 17th century.
The VOC had a factory in Surat from 1616 -1795. Traded cotton and indigo.
Built: 1611 in Amsterdam for the VOC chamber of Amsterdam
Master: Serpent, Dirk Barendsz.
Tonnage: 50 tons, 25 last.
It is difficult to distinguish a yacht from a pinas. Both are smaller fast types of ships. In the contemporary literature the terms yacht and pinas are often used seemingly indiscriminately.
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