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The Duinbeek wrecked along with eight other vessels in the same gale with a combined loss of 208 lives and £160 000 pounds of cargo. She broke loose from her anchors in the violent north-westerly gale in the early evening and wrecked at the mouth of the Salt River. She broke up immediately and very few aboard were saved.


The Duinbeek was built in Middelburg in1727 and was named after the estate Duinbeek on Walcheren, a province of Zeeland.

MasterJan van Thiel
People on board106
Length145 feet (44.2 m)
Tonnage800 ton (400 last)


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