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Eendracht made a successful voyage to the Dutch East Indies under Captain Thomas de Beukelaar, and was returning to the Netherlands when she was lost somewhere between Batavia and the Cape of Good Hope in 1778. Captain de Beukelaar is recorded as having gone down with his ship, but it is possible that some of the crew survived the wreck and were subsequently rescued.

Painting of a Dutch East Indiaman off Hoorn before 1690.


Type: possibly a spiegelretourschip (East Indiaman)

Built: 1771

Chamber: Delft

Wharf: Delftshaven

Captain: Thomas de Beukelaar

Complement: 249

Length: 140 feet

Tonnage: 850 tons, 425 last


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