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stepping stones of maritime history


The Haarlem was part of the 4th ship trip to the East. Jacob van Neck v commanded six ships of the Old Company. This fleet, consisting of Amsterdam, Dordrecht, Haarlem, Leiden, Delft and the yacht Gouda, left Texel on 28 June 1600.
The fleet sailed to the Moluccas, Java Malacca and Macao. They were having a hard time with the Portuguese. On the way back Patani was (again) put on
In September 1603, the Haarlem was set on fire and left in Patani in Siam (Thailand) because she could no longer continue due to leakage.

In 1601 Jacob van Neck was the first Dutchman to arrive in Patani to see if he could buy pepper and other merchandise here. In May 1602, two other Zeeland ships arrived. Two trade offices were established in the same year; an Amsterdam and a Zeeland. This was abandoned around 1623 when Governor General Jan Pieterszoon Coen tried to concentrate all VOC trade in Batavia.


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