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Giessenburg was a 'spiegelretourschip' sailing for the Dutch East India Company (VOC) in 1749. It was a reasonably large vessel with a capacity of 1150t. It was lost during a voyage to Banda in 1766.


Name: Giessenburg.

Type: East Indiaman (Spiegelretourschip).

Complement: 311-400.

Yard: Amsterdam.

Chamber: Amsterdam.

Length: 45.7 metres (150 foot).

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