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The ship was first called Eendracht and made four voyages to the East Indies and back under that name. On 20 May 1754 she left Texel under the name Elswoud for her fifth voyage. On 9 january 1756, the ship was wrecked on the route from Batavia to Siam, on a small island 8 miles south of Batticaloa.

Replica of a Dutch East Indiaman


Type: Dutch East Indiaman

Built: 1742 for the Dutch East India company (VOC)

Chamber: Amsterdam

Wharf: Amsterdam

Length: 150 ft

Complement: 291-364

Tonnage: 1150 tons,575 lasts

Captain on final voyage: Dirk Stijve

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